Repeal and replace needed for offshore energy too

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Washington Examiner | February 3, 2017 | Randall Luthi As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress work on the list of Obama-era laws, regulations, and executive orders they intend to overturn, let’s hope those that decreased energy security by denying access to offshore energy resources are close to the […] Read more »

Ban on offshore Arctic energy is out-of-step with views of the people who matter most

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The Hill | January 23, 2017 | Lucas Frances A recent opinion submitted by Duane Miller lauded former President Obama’s closure of America’s Arctic to future exploration. The author correctly states that, “As a major economy, we need a strategic, diversified approach to energy development,” but then goes on to […] Read more »

Opinion: Make drilling great again


Houma Today | January 19, 2017 | Shane Comeaux People from other states say we speak a different language in Louisiana, and in this case, they are right. Here in Louisiana, we translate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan into “make drilling great again.” This is what the families and businesses that […] Read more »

Trump should reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore energy development

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Alaska Dispatch News | January 18, 2017 | Mead Treadwell The last-minute decision by President Obama to indefinitely ban any future offshore energy activity in the U.S. Arctic should be reversed by President Trump, soon — within the first 100 days of his term. Why? Obama’s decision was taken with […] Read more »

How Trump could make the offshore industry great again


Offshore Magazine | January 13, 2017 | Randall Luthi The election of Donald Trump may have charted an unexpected course for the offshore oil and gas world in 2017. After eight years of “just trying to hang on” through the onslaught of new regulations and the removal of more offshore […] Read more »

Drill more, not less, offshore

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Caller Times Corpus Christi | January 14, 2017 | Rob Saltiel President Obama’s recent decisions to withdraw huge areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from future oil and gas leasing opportunities and to deny seismic survey permits in the Atlantic are not in keeping with his administration’s professed “all-of-the-above” […] Read more »

Energy industry energizes young workers


Mississippi Today | January 11, 2017 | Kenda Ablaza There are plenty of well-paying jobs in Mississippi that young workers have yet to discover — at least that’s what the  Mississippi Energy Institute says. The Jackson-based nonprofit policy group is leading a digital campaign focused on getting the word out […] Read more »

NOIA Slams BOEM’s Denial of Offshore Seismic Permits


For Immediate Release: Friday, January 6, 2017 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, NOIA Slams BOEM’s Denial of Offshore Seismic Permits Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s denial of seismic survey permits for the Atlantic OCS.  […] Read more »

Polar bears over people, environmentalism over economies

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The Hill | January 6, 2017 | Sayers Tuzroyluk, Sr. In the name of climate change initiatives President Obama has, over the course of his presidency, marginalized the voices of the Arctic Iñupiat while destroying our ability to develop a stable economy in Arctic Alaska. He has used our region […] Read more »

Arctic Infrastructure: The Unintended Victim Of The Administration’s Offshore Energy Ban


Forbes | January 3, 2017 | Brigham A. McCown Last week, the Friday afternoon before Christmas, the Obama Administration announced its long expected offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2017 – 2022. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the timing of the statement, the decision was a controversial one; both of the […] Read more »