NOIA Applauds Bipartisan Confirmation of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

NOIA Applauds Bipartisan Confirmation of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt 

Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior:

“I congratulate David Bernhardt on his confirmation as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Highlighted through his bipartisan confirmation, his unparalleled depth of experience at the Department and knowledge of energy and conservation policies will serve our nation’s public lands and resources well. It is no surprise to see this bipartisan vote of confidence in Secretary Bernhardt’s ability to lead Interior.

“NOIA looks forward to working with the Department of the Interior and we encourage timely decisions on important pending offshore policies, including: the final Well Control Rule, Atlantic seismic permits, an expanded National Offshore oil and gas Leasing Program, and a reliable and consistent schedule of future offshore wind lease sales.

“NOIA thanks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Senate Energy & Natural Resources leadership, including both Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin, (D-WV), for their leadership in ensuring that this confirmation was considered in a timely manner.”

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.