NOIA Urges the Timely Consideration of Kathleen Hartnett White

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 8, 2017
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464,

NOIA Urges the Timely Consideration of Kathleen Hartnett White

Washington, D.C. - National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Kathleen Hartnett White as Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality:

“As we move into the final weeks of the year, NOIA calls on the Senate to move quickly to consider and confirm Kathleen Hartnett White as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The CEQ plays a vital role in developing our nation’s interpretation of the National Environmental Policy Act. A fully staffed CEQ will assist federal agencies in assuring consistent and uniform policies in 2018 and beyond. Ms. White is uniquely qualified for this position and NOIA is fully confident that she will strengthen the important link between economic growth and environmental stewardship.”



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 approximately 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.

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