For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, email@example.com
NOIA Applauds Trump Appeal of Ruling on Alaska Offshore Leasing
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association Vice President of Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters today applauded the Trump administration’s appeal of an Alaska District Court decision blocking offshore leasing:
“NOIA applauds the administration for appealing this clearly misguided court decision. The Obama administration recklessly closed off American resources without the slightest consideration of our national needs or of the environmental impact of replacement energy production from other nations. The Trump administration’s reversal responsibly aims to restore our national security by opening and examining these areas for potential energy development.
“The decision of the Alaska District court has delayed development of a new 5 year offshore leasing plan. The administration is right to appeal this misguided ruling and proceed with the 5 year planning process for offshore energy development. “As China threatens to cut off American supplies of rare earth elements, we are reminded once again that our national security is closely tied to our resource and energy security. America’s west coast is heavily dependent on foreign nations for energy; development offshore Alaska will directly undercut that dependence and make America more energy secure and economically prosperous.”
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.