As a follow up to the previous post (article in the San Francisco Chronicle on new offshore oil leases in CA), a schedule was recently published in the Federal Register listing the “Draft Proposed Program for 2010-2015 — Lease Sale Schedule” for the entire U.S. coastline. Hopefully the new administration will at least slow down this madness and shift the focus to renewable, non-polluting energy sources.

Sale No. — Area — Year
225 Eastern Gulf of Mexico 2010
215 Western Gulf of Mexico 2010
212 Chukchi Sea 2010
216 Central Gulf of Mexico 2011
218 Western Gulf of Mexico 2011
226 Eastern Gulf of Mexico* 2011
227 Central Gulf of Mexico* 2011
214 North Aleutian Basin 2011
219 Cook Inlet 2011
220 Mid-Atlantic 2011
222 Central Gulf of Mexico 2012
221 Chukchi Sea 2012
228 Southern California 2012
229 Western Gulf of Mexico 2012
230 Mid-Atlantic 2012
231 Central Gulf of Mexico 2013
217 Beaufort Sea 2013
232 North Atlantic 2013
233 Western Gulf of Mexico 2013
234 Eastern Gulf of Mexico* 2013
235 Central Gulf of Mexico 2014
236 Northern California 2014
237 Chukchi Sea 2014
238 Western Gulf of Mexico 2014
239 North Aleutian Basin 2014
240 South Atlantic 2014
241 Central Gulf of Mexico 2015
242 Beaufort Sea 2015
243 Southern California 2015
244 Cook Inlet 2015
245 Mid-Atlantic 2015
*Program area for lease sales would expanded