For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, email@example.com
NOIA Lauds the Nomination of Joseph Balash for Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at Interior
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the Nomination of Joseph Balash as Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.
“I applaud President Trump on his nomination of Joseph Balash to serve as the Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. Alaska is a great training ground for this position; Balash brings a wealth of experience on energy, natural resources and community relations to that hallway in Interior. His philosophy that you can have both energy development and a pristine environment, both onshore and offshore, is a welcome change of direction. His work on federal land management issues means he will be up to speed quickly at Interior. I congratulate him on his nomination and I urge his swift confirmation. The National Ocean Industries Association and our members look forward to working with Balash as Secretary Zinke and the Trump Administration chart a new path toward American energy dominance.”
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 275 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.