For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, email@example.com
NOIA Will Work with Biden Administration to Advance Offshore Energy
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced Representative Deb Haaland as his nomination as the next Secretary of the Interior:
“NOIA is ready to work with President-elect Joe Biden, the incoming Secretary of the Interior, and the rest of the Biden Administration to advance America’s offshore energy sector. The offshore energy industry presents a tremendous opportunity that can help the Biden administration advance towards their day one top priorities. Continuing the incredible benefits offered by offshore oil and gas while unleashing an offshore wind industry that is already primed and ready to go will help lead our economic recovery and benefit every American in every state.
“Offshore energy provides a source of provides a source of energy with a small environmental footprint, low carbon intensity, and advantages from an environmental justice standpoint, all the while supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs located across all fifty states. Along with the billions of dollars of funding America’s offshore energy provides for parks and recreation programs that promote environmental justice solutions for local communities, the Biden administration should embrace this ecosystem of energy companies that are not only driving energy and climate innovation, but are providing a way to scale and deploy real-world solutions.”
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment