An Intern on the Debt Crisis

  Being an intern in Washington DC is a privilege at any point in time. I feel especially lucky to be an intern when DC is the talk of the world. Being a political junkie I have followed the debt crisis religiously since arriving in DC. Living with a moderate, a right wing nut and […]

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NEW MOA

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was reached between the Bureau Of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) -U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Coast Guard-U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The MOA became effective Jul7 27, 2011.  The purpose of the MOA is to clarify the roles of each party involved in […]

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Key Committees

Hello Members, Below are links to three committees that are of importance to OREC. You can watch hearings live and check to see what’s going to be covered in the coming weeks. House Energy & Commerce Committee- http://energycommerce.house.gov/ House Natural Resources Committee- http://naturalresources.house.gov/ Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee- http://energy.senate.gov/public/

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Welcome

Welcome to OREC’s new page, What’s Up in Washington? This section of the website will give members and followers an update of what is happening on Capitol Hill. Coverage will range from various hearings that OREC covers to legislation that is of importance to OREC members. Moreover, What’s Up in Washington? Will serve as a […]

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Energy Breakfast

Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition was present at the Politico-Pro Energy Breakfast Briefing. The event featured Dan Berman, Robin Bravender and Darren Goode of the Pro energy team in conversation with Bob Simon and McKie Campbell. The meeting also included Aubrey McClendon of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The meeting offered insight from Bob Simon, the Democratic […]

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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition was present at the House Committee On Natural Resources, Full Committee Oversight Hearing on “Offshore Energy: Interior Department’s Plans for Offshore Energy, Revenue, and Safety Reorganization” on July 15th. Discussed at the hearing was the reorganization of BOEMRE after taking over for the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The hearing reviewed what […]

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Senate Markup

SENATE MARKUP The United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources met on July 14th to discuss and vote on various bills. The bills ranged from energy policy to public land and water issues. The Mark-Up resulted in the reporting of 23 bills, 17 of which included public land and water bills. The bills […]

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DC Summer Blog!

Happy Monday OREC members and followers! It must be something in the Washington DC water because I could not wait to get to work on this very Monday morning. Tom Wilson once said, “Mondays are the potholes in the road of life” but I could not disagree more! As I said, it might be something […]

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Adjusting to my role

Hello everyone it’s Lindsay again, the new OREC intern. I just wanted to give everyone an update on how working remotely from Buffalo has been going for me. I won’t pretend that it’s not a challenge sometimes but overall it’s been going well. If I had to identify the most difficult aspect of working from […]

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Senate Mark-Up

The United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources met on July 14th to discuss and vote on various bills. The bills ranged from energy policy to public land and water issues. The Mark-Up resulted in the reporting of 23 bills, 17 of which included public land and water bills. The bills that are […]

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