Objections Slow Approval For Energy Leasing Rule

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 6:11 PM EST) -- Following objections to its initial proposal, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has adopted a more conventional approach in its push to implement a rule aimed at tweaking the offshore renewable energy development leasing process.

BOEMRE Director Michael R. Bromwich announced Monday that the agency would abandon its proposal to quickly enact a proposed rule that would eliminate the “redundant” step of providing a second notice before the agency can award a noncompetitive lease for commercial renewable energy development on the Outer Continental...
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