Testifying before a federal task force charged with developing a comprehensive ocean spatial management plan, Deerin Babb-Brott of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs requested that the task face take into account the differing approaches taken by different states. However, Babb-Brott noted that states do have some common interests, including streamlined federal permitting processes for offshore projects and easier access to federal databases to assist in state ocean planning. Find further details in BNA Daily Report for Executives [subscription required].