May 25, 2021 By Lauren Sommer NPR
The Biden administration plans to open the California coast to offshore wind development, ending a long-running stalemate with the Department of Defense that has been the biggest barrier to building wind power along the Pacific Coast.
March 29, 2021 By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer The New York Times
The Biden administration announced a plan on Monday to vastly expand the use of offshore wind power along the East Coast, aiming to tap a potentially huge source of renewable energy that has so far struggled to gain a foothold in the United States.
March 24, 2021 By Juliet Eilperin, Darryl Fears and Salwan Georges
The Washington Post
In the Virgin Islands, a refinery tests Biden’s environmental justice commitment.
March 18, 2021 By Lauren Sommer NPR
Ocean scientists say the Biden Administration is taking office at a critical time. Sea levels are rising, fish are migrating away from where they’re normally caught, and the water itself is becoming more acidic as it absorbs carbon dioxide that humans emit.
January 21, 2021 By Jason Samenow and Andrew Freedman The Washington Post
The Biden administration appointed a new political team to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday, where they will help guide policies on the oceans and atmosphere. The staff members have a heavy focus on oceans policy, though the agency is also tasked with forecasting the weather and researching climate change.