For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOIA Welcomes Secretary’s Zinke’s Announcements Advancing U.S. Offshore Wind
Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on Interior Secretary Zinke’s Wednesday afternoon announcements on new offshore wind progress:
“NOIA applauds Interior Secretary Zinke and this Administration for achieving significant new progress bringing the future vision of U.S. offshore wind to reality. The Secretary’s commitment to leasing multiple new areas offshore Massachusetts is exciting and we expect to see NOIA member companies actively pursuing those leases during the auction this December. In addition, the upcoming call for commercial interest in areas offshore California presents a tremendous new opportunity for the offshore wind industry to expand to both sides of the continental U.S.
“NOIA has worked with this Administration to encourage and support efforts to bring increased and more diverse offshore energy to the American people. We are gratified that the announcements made by Secretary Zinke mark significant milestones in the race for American energy security. Coupled with the possibility of increased offshore oil and natural gas in the future, this is truly good news for U.S. workers and consumers.”
The National Ocean Industries Association (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 nearly 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.