An Eye On Offshore Energy Development

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT) -- This July, a little over two months after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13547, creating a new national ocean policy and federal National Ocean Council (NOC) that will potentially change the face of offshore renewable energy development and oil and gas production.[1]

The executive order aims to create a framework for stewardship of the nation’s waters and underwater lands integrating planning across federal agencies and through state, regional and local coordination.

Importantly for the energy...
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