The United States Department of the Interior, in conjunction with President Obama, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper, released a Draft Proposed Program for development of offshore properties in an official release on January 27, 2015.

The Program opens up 14 potential lease sales in eight planning areas, including:

10 in the Gulf of Mexico
Three off the coast of Alaska
One in the mid to south Atlantic, spanning Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia

In the releas...

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