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  • BSEE's Ohmsett Facility Gives Young Oysters a Chance to Thrive; Helps Improve New Jersey's Coastal Resilience

    January 4, 2023

    For more than three centuries, the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary suffered from pollution and habitat destruction. As the water's health declined, oysters and other shellfish became contaminated. The NY/NJ… more

  • BSEE as an Environmental Steward Works Every Day to Keep U.S. Oceans Vibrant

    June 23, 2020

    Our Nation’s oceans protect us, provide us nourishment and give us phenomenal opportunity. Whether it’s the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans or the Gulf of Mexico, these waters are teeming with… more

  • Gulf’s Rigs and Platforms Attract Offshore Anglers

    October 23, 2017

    The Gulf of Mexico is well known as a sports fishing paradise with offshore oil and gas platforms that are home to some of the best fishing in the Gulf. As the Department of Interior recognizes… more

  • American Dream

    August 4, 2017

    In America, political liberty and our free-enterprise economy mean that nearly anyone can succeed if they find the right combination of sacrifice, hard work, and willingness to take risks. We even… more

  • A Day in the Life of an Inspector

    January 17, 2017

    The backbone of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is the inspector workforce. Like a non-commissioned officer in the military, these dedicated men and women set the standard… more

  • North of the Arctic Circle

    November 16, 2016

    Six miles north of Alaska’s Arctic coast, the 5-acre man-made island juts out from the Beaufort Sea amidst the sprawling Arctic. It is Northstar Island, created  almost 20 years ago to develop… more

  • Offshore - Beyond the Horizon Bolts

    November 9, 2016

    As audiences around the world watched the movie “Deepwater Horizon,” many of us found ourselves reflecting on the lessons of the actual tragedy that occurred April 20, 2010. Like most of you, I… more

  • Environmental Forum

    October 12, 2016

    The same exploratory drive that created digital comput­ers and put Americans on the moon is clearly in evidence when one watches our nation’s energy in­dustry expand its footprint into fron­tier… more

  • Tech Challenge

    October 12, 2016

    A team of high schoolers marches onto the football field at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium for the main event, briefly shielding their eyes as they step into the bright afternoon sun. The… more