NOIA Applauds Development of Path Forward For Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org

NOIA Applauds Development of Path Forward For Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing

Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding BOEM’s Proposed Path Forward for Atlantic offshore renewable energy leasing:

“It is critical that those who develop energy off America’s shores have a stable regulatory and permitting environment to promote energy exploration, production and development of all kinds; BOEM’s proposed path forward is a step in that direction. Today’s announcement should be met with broad support for increased access and opening of new areas for offshore energy development.  Energy development in our outer continental shelf will benefit the states, both on the coast and inland, that supply workers, goods and infrastructure to bring energy ashore.

“Decades of energy development in the Gulf of Mexico have proven that robust energy development is compatible with tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, conservation and military readiness and training. States and communities along the Atlantic coast should provide DOI with the strongest possible feedback that America is ready and wants a robust, competitive and comprehensive offshore energy program not just off the Atlantic coast but off all our nation’s coasts.  Expanding offshore renewable energy is a win for American consumers and workers, the energy industry and our national energy security.

“The Secretary of the Interior and the President are asking states and coastal communities to support energy development and NOIA believes that everyone should step forward with a resounding yes.”

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ABOUT NOIA

NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 250 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy.