COASTAL EFFECTS OF OFFSHORE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT: OIL AND GAS SYSTEMS

This analysis of proposed oil and gas development off the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware is part of the larger OTA assessment of three offshore technologies: oil and gas systems, deepwater ports, and floating nuclear power plants. The report is based on data supplied by contractors and consultants; on earlier studies by government agencies, private study houses and academic groups; and on workshops and interviews conducted during a public participation program. The information drawn from these sources was used to chart hypothetical patterns of development and to project their environmental, economic and social consequences for New Jersey and Delaware. Finally, OTA conducted extensive interviews with Federal, State and local officials to trace institutional relationships under existing laws and practices. From this research emerged a series of issues and of options available to Congress for addressing those issues.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Summary of An Interim Report to the Technology Assessment Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1976-3-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Congress
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM