For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOIA President Comments on Nomination of Janice Schneider for ASLM
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the nomination of Janice Schneider to be the next DOI Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management:
“It is the prerogative of the President and Secretary to nominate whomever they choose, but there are many unanswered questions about how Janice Schneider will regulate the offshore energy industry. We look forward to learning more about her during the Senate confirmation process.
“That being said, many of our members are disappointed that Tommy Beaudreau was not nominated. He came to the Department of the Interior during a difficult time, but over the last two years he earned the reputation for being willing to listen and learn about industry concerns. I wish him the very best as he returns his full attention to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. His knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the new Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.”
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.