Energy Moratoria Bills Outsource American Energy Production

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Energy Moratoria Bills Outsource American Energy Production

Washington, D.C. - NOIA Vice President for Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters issued the following statement regarding the offshore oil and natural gas moratoria bills targeting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico introduced in the House today:

H.R. 1941 and H.R. 205 should be recognized as what they are: the opening salvo of the so-called Green New Deal. Energy moratoria bills are not about limiting emissions or protecting the environment, they are about normalizing a shortsighted vision of an America where affordable and reliable energy resources are locked away indefinitely.

“It is no secret that as U.S. oil and natural gas production have increased, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen. American innovation is succeeding at balancing environmental stewardship and energy leadership. Congress should reject these bills, which would only outsource energy production to countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia, and instead stand up for American energy produced with American values.”

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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 nearly 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.

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