The Department of Energy announces its intent to modify the scope of the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct additional public scoping meetings. The Federal Register Notice, which is now available for downloading, includes information on how to submit comments and participate in the additional public scoping meetings.
- US Department of Energy
- Amended Notice of Intent for the Northern Pass Transmission Line ...
BOEM Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Cook Inlet Lease Sale
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the possible environmental impacts of a potential oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, off Alaska’s south central coast. The draft EIS analyzes the important environmental resources and uses (e.g., sea otter and beluga whale populations; subsistence activities; commercial fishing of pacific salmon and halibut; and more) that currently exist within the Cook Inlet planning...
Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations (40 CFR §§1500-1508), and the DOE NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR §1021).The proposed DOE action addressed in the Final EIS is to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), that would allow...
Department of Energy to Continue Managing Uranium Leasing Program in Western Colorado
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) releasedits Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), announcing that it will continue managing the Uranium Leasing Program for another 10 years. The Department of Energy will manage the program according to its preferred alternative of exploration, reclamation, mine development and operations with final required reclamation at 31 lease tracts for the next 10-year period. The Department’s Office of Legacy Management manages...
DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is available to the public. In the final Uranium Leasing Program PEIS, DOE identified the preferred alternative of continued management of the program with exploration, mine development and operations, and reclamation at 31 lease tracts for the next 10-year period or for another reasonable period of time. Under the Uranium Leasing Program, DOE’s Office of Legacy...
DOE Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the FutureGen 2.0 Project, Morgan County, Illinois
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the FutureGen 2.0 Project. The EIS evaluates the potential impacts associated with DOE`s proposed action to provide financial assistance to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance (the Alliance) for the FutureGen 2.0 Project, including the direct and indirect environmental impacts from construction and operation of the proposed project. DOE`s proposed action would provide approximately $1 billion of funding (primarily under the...