The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 2012-2017 oil and gas leasing proposals in the Western and Central Planning Areas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. BOEMRE also announced a series of three scoping meetings set for next week in Houston, New Orleans, and Spanish Port, Ala. Find further details in the Federal Register.