Friday, April 6, 2012

Oil Drilling Off Florida's Atlantic Coast? 

Big Oil is one step closer to drilling off the Atlantic coast of the U.S., thanks to a move last week by the Department of the Interior to allow oil and gas companies to conduct seismic mapping of the outer continental shelf from Delaware to Florida.

Public Hearings April 16 in Jacksonville

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of Interior, will hold its first public hearings on seismic mapping of the Atlantic outer continental shelf on April 16, 2012 at 1 pm and 7pm at the Jacksonville Marriott at 4760 Salisbury Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Persons wishing to speak may request to be placed on the speakers’ list may sign up to speak upon arrival or contact Gary D. Goeke at (504) 736–3233 in advance of the meeting.

Atlantic OCS Planning Area