House Interior Appropriations Language Would Outsource American Energy Security, Jobs

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 24, 2020
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

House Interior Appropriations Language Would Outsource American Energy Security, Jobs 

Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2021 U.S. Department of the Interior appropriations bill, which would limit offshore oil and gas activities:

“Legislation that locks away U.S. offshore oil and natural gas production will only shift domestic energy production abroad. We would be outsourcing U.S. national and energy security and the jobs of the 345,000 men and women who keep American offshore energy flowing through the strongest environmental and safety standards in the world. Foreign producers, such as Russia and China’s state-backed energy companies, will be more than happy to make up that gap in production.

“America’s offshore energy industry is a success story of jobs, national security and environmental stewardship. All of Congress should embrace our nation's offshore opportunities.”

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.