For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 (202) 347-6900
NOIA Applauds Hastings Legislation
WASHINGTON, DC – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on legislation introduced today by Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Doc Hastings (R-WA):
“Bold leadership during these challenging times is necessary to get folks back to work in the gulf and to provide the energy resources so critical to fueling this country’s economic well-being. I applaud the new legislative effort announced today by Chairman Hastings and other leading voices in Congress and believe it provides direction for America’s energy security that has been lacking.
“While much of our attention of late has been appropriately focused on the present day pace of permitting and its impact upon jobs, we are just as concerned with the lack of national policy direction for the future regarding access to the oil and gas resources of the OCS. Recent polls indicate strong majorities of Americans do not think we are doing enough to develop our own oil and gas resources here at home. The legislation introduced today provides a road map that industry, Congress and the Administration can follow to increase jobs, decrease oil imports and increase energy reliability and sustainability. We look forward to working with Congress to see the legislation passed in the near future. The time is right and the time is now.”
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. The NOIA membership comprises more than 275 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics to offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.
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