Keystone Decision is Ill-timed and Illogical

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 6, 2015
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,

Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline today:

"In yet another freakish Friday announcement, the Obama administration today continued a pattern of concerning energy decisions by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. America will continue to need more energy from diverse sources, and while these sources will include renewables such as offshore wind, oil and natural gas will be needed to meet the majority of our energy needs for decades forward. Coming just weeks after the Administration cancelled two previously scheduled Arctic lease sales and denied Arctic lease extensions; today's decision is both ill-timed and illogical."



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 300 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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