On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) spoke on offshore renewable energy projects at the University of Delaware. The DOI press release quotes Vice President Biden touting the recently released framework for alternative energy development on the OCS, saying "[w]ith this rule, the Interior Department is unlocking our vast offshore renewable resources." Secretary Salazar echoed the vice president's comments, saying that the framework "will enhance our energy security, create the foundation for a new offshore energy sector and share much-needed revenues from this development with coastal states."