• Reversal on Florida Drilling Triggers Doubts Over Administration’s Plan

    Reversal on Florida Drilling Triggers Doubts Over Administration’s Plan0

    The Interior Department’s decision to exempt Florida’s coast from a proposed expansion of offshore oil drilling prompted an onslaught of calls from officials in other coastal states demanding similar treatment. The demands came from both sides of the aisle but particularly from Democrats. “Local voices in Virginia have also spoken up. This would hurt our

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  • Tennessee Naval Facility Will Co-host Huge Alternative Energy Project0

    A private corporation has reached an agreement with the Navy to develop a massive solar energy project at a naval facility in Tennessee. Silicon Ranch Corporation signed a real estate outgrant — an agreement granting it the right to use federal government-owned property under specific conditions and timeframes — to build a large-scale solar facility at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South in Millington, near Memphis….

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  • Defense Bill Requests Report on New Installations Organization at DOD

    Defense Bill Requests Report on New Installations Organization at DOD0

    With DOD’s newly formed installations and operational energy organization nearing its one-year old birthday, the Armed Services committees want a progress report on the merger. Last year’s defense authorization bill directed the department to create the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment by merging the office of the ASD for operational energy plans and programs with the office of the deputy undersecretary of defense (DUSD) for installations and environment.

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