BSEE, BOEM to Discuss Efforts to Ensure Safe and Responsible Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling Operations in the Arctic

2/20/2015
Last edited 9/29/2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail R. Hopper will hold a press conference call today to discuss latest efforts to ensure future oil and gas exploratory activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf are done safely and responsibly.

Media may participate in the 2:00 pm EST news teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3401 and providing the access code INTERIOR.

The Administration continues to take a cautious and coordinated approach to energy development offshore Alaska. The Department of the Interior in January released the Draft Proposed Program for oil and gas leasing activities for 2017-2022, which makes available for leasing areas that contain 90% of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Cook Inlet planning areas.

WHO: Brian Salerno, Director, BSEE Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, BOEM

WHAT: News media teleconference on safe and responsible oil and gas exploratory activities in the Arctic

WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2015, at 2:00 pm EST

MEDIA: Media may participate in the news teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3401 and providing the access code INTERIOR