Letter: Embrace opportunity to explore energy savings

USA Today | July 15, 2017 | Kevin Doyle

While Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) applauds Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman Matt Gaetz for their service, we are concerned about their position regarding energy development and the consequences on working families, retirees living on fixed incomes, veterans, farmers and small businesses across the Sunshine State and the country.

We urge them to support modern seismic surveys in the Mid and South-Atlantic to see what may or may not be available to help lower energy costs and further improve national security. While the Federal Government has estimated that the area could hold billions of barrels of oil, it is likely that new studies using new technology would significantly increase these estimates. For example, Gulf of Mexico estimates rose a whopping 500 percent when new surveys were conducted utilizing more modern technology.

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Kevin Doyle is the Florida executive director of the Consumer Energy Alliance, the state affiliate of a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to improve consumer understanding of America’s energy security.