NOIA Commends Natural Resources Committee Passage of the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act

RandallLuthi_webFor Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464,

NOIA Commends Natural Resources Committee Passage of the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act

Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the House Natural Resources Committee’s passage of H.R. 5577, the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act:

“NOIA commends Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and the members of the House Natural Resources Committee for passing the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act out of committee. Sponsored by Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), H.R. 5577 is a common-sense way to update the offshore lease sale process. Incorporating internet-based technologies are cost-effective improvements that can increase transparency and efficiency in the offshore lease sale process.  NOIA looks forward to working with the House of Representatives in seeing this bill passed.”



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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