Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 259

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 29 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT

As required by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, BOEM will hold Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 259 on Wednesday March 29, 2023. The opening and reading of the bids will begin at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

Watch on Zoom

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Lease Sale Map

Active Leases and Bids Received

Blocks Receiving Bids

2023-2028 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program Virtual Public Comment Meeting

Posted by Brad Johnson Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:00:00 GMT

You are invited to attend a virtual public comment meeting hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as part of the National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

Please note that registration to provide an oral comment is strongly recommended as those who register will receive preference. Oral public comments will be limited to two-minutes.

We look forward to hearing your comments on the Proposed Program and Draft Programmatic EIS.

Additional meeting and public comment information can be found here.

To sign up for the mailing list and receive future news and updates, go to the BOEM website.

Register for the webinar and for public comment.

2021 Climate Jobs Summit

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:30:00 GMT


Live video


9:30 AM Welcome, Purpose, and Review of the Day
  • Gary LaBarbara, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and New York State Building and Construction Trades Council & Climate Jobs NY
  • Michael Fishman, President and Executive Director, Climate Jobs National Resource Center
Opening Lightning Round: Messages from Labor and Allies on How to Ensure Good Jobs In Clean Energy Industries
  • Maulian Dana, Tribal Ambassador, Penobscot Nation
  • Eric Dean, General President International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers (IW)
  • Lily Gardner, Sunrise Movement member
  • Aliya Haq, Vice President, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy
  • Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)


10:15 AM Ali Zaidi, Deputy White House National Climate Advisor

10:30 AM American Jobs Plan: Impact & Opportunities for Clean Energy and Good Jobs

  • Moderator: Lara Skinner, Director, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR School
  • Marilyn Brown, Director, Georgia Tech, Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
  • John Cartwright, President, Toronto/York Labour Council (Retired)
  • John Doherty, Special Assistant to the General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress (CAP)
  • Chris Shelton, President, Communication Workers of America (CWA)

12:00 PM Break

12:15 PM Equity and Good Jobs in a Clean Economy: State Strategies for Winning Labor Standards and Equity in Opportunity

  • Moderator: Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO & Climate Jobs NY
  • Priscilla De La Cruz, Senior Director, Government Affairs at Audubon Society of Rhode Island, President of the Environment Council of Rhode Island, Co-host Climate Jobs Illinois
  • Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director and Lead Organizer, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
  • Pat Devaney, Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois AFL-CIO & Climate Jobs Illinois
  • Cynthia Phinney, President, Maine State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Melissa Shetler, Executive Director, Pathways to Apprenticeship

1:45 PM Two Concurrent Panel Discussions:

Building Carbon Free and Healthy Schools

  • Moderator: Nikki Budzinski, Advisor, Climate Jobs National Resource Center
  • Joseph Bryant, President, Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 (SEIU)
  • Seanelle Leesang, Science Teacher, IS 68 Brooklyn, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
  • JP Patafio, Bus Operator/VP Transportation Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) & Climate Jobs NY
  • Anil Singh, 2021 NYC public schools graduate, Sunrise Movement member
  • Justin Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Gina Walsh, Deputy Director of Heat and Frost Insulators Cooperative Trust & Climate Jobs Illinois Executive Board

Building a Robust, Equitable Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.

  • Moderator: Lee Smith, Managing Member, American Solar Partners (ASP)
  • Hae-Lin Choi, New York State Political Director, Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA)
  • Doreen Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, NY Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Eric Hines, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
  • David Langlais, Business Manager, Iron Workers Local 137 (IW)
  • Amanda Lefton, Director, Bureau Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Grant Provost, Business Agent, Iron Workers Local 7 (IW)

3:15 PM Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor

3:40 PM Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO

3:50 PM Closing and Call to Action

Kyle Bragg, President, Service Employees International Union, 32BJ (SEIU) & Climate Jobs NY

4:00 PM Adjourn