NEPA

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility V. Abigail Hopper, US BOEM

Source/Sponsor: 
US Court of Appeals
Creator/Author: 
US Court of Appeals
Description: 

In an overturn of a previous district court decision, a federal court has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) were not in compliance with the Endangered Species Act or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), respectively, when they issued a lease for Cape Wind’s proposed project off the coast of Massachusetts.

The decision will not result in revokation of Cape Wind's lease. “Delaying construction or requiring Cape Wind to redo the regulatory approval process could be quite costly,” the court states. “The project has slogged through state and federal courts and agencies for more than a decade.” It also notes that the project could help contribute to Massachusetts’ increasing requirements for renewable energy procurement.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Geophysical Mapping and Identification of Paleolandscapes and Historic Shipwrecks Offshore South Carolina

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

BOEM conducted detailed surveys to assess the geoarchaeological potential of pre-historic habitation at select sites and to provide baseline information concerning the potential to identify prehistoric and relict landforms, historic shipwrecks and objects, and hazardous MEC/UXO lying in the SC-OCS.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
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Presentation

Evaluation of Visual Impact on Cultural Resources/Historic Properties:  North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Florida Straits

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

This investigation is intended to provide a baseline of cultural information that will inform preliminary planning decisions regarding renewable energy development in the Atlantic Region and assist in compliance with NHPA and NEPA with respect to the placement of off-shore energy facilities. It identifies known cultural resources/historic properties that could be visually affected, as well as publicly accessible cultural resources/historic properties that could be socio-economically impacted due to diminished levels of visitation. 

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Publication Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
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Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project

Source/Sponsor: 
North American Windpower
Creator/Author: 
Betsy Lillian
Description: 

In an overturn of a previous district court decision, a federal court has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) were not in compliance with the Endangered Species Act or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), respectively, when they issued a lease for Cape Wind’s proposed project off the coast of Massachusetts.

The decision will not result in revokation of Cape Wind's lease. “Delaying construction or requiring Cape Wind to redo the regulatory approval process could be quite costly,” the court states. “The project has slogged through state and federal courts and agencies for more than a decade.” It also notes that the project could help contribute to Massachusetts’ increasing requirements for renewable energy procurement.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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