The Offshore Wind for Territories Act is a Win for American Citizens

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

The Offshore Wind for Territories Act is a Win for American Citizens

Washington, D.C. – NOIA Vice President for Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters issued this statement following the markup of H.R. 6665, Offshore Wind for Territories Act, by the House Committee on Natural Resources:

“The inclusion of U.S. territories in the federal leasing program is long overdue. The Offshore Wind for Territories Act ensures that U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam can strengthen their energy security through the development of local energy resources, while providing jobs and economic growth for their residents. NOIA commends Representative Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) and the House Natural Resources Committee for their leadership on this issue.

“The U.S. should not forget about its citizens who reside in its territories. NOIA supports the inclusion of U.S territories in OCSLA by this bill and by the recent recommendations of the Royalty Policy Committee. H.R. 6665 deserves the support of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and NOIA hopes that both Chambers consider, and pass, the bill by the end of the year.”

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ABOUT NOIA
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.