SOTU Response: Offshore Energy Can Build the Next Generation of American Energy

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

SOTU Response: Offshore Energy Can Build the Next Generation of American Energy

Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“American economic performance was front and center during tonight’s State of the Union. Energy production in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, which is near record levels of oil production, has powered our economic growth. American-produced energy is a foundation of economic growth and security that simultaneously promotes robust environmental stewardship. American energy production is providing a higher standard of living and building a better world for everyone. The recent modernization and clarification of opaque regulations, such as NEPA and MBTA, will help the U.S. to continue our economic and energy growth in a sustainable manner.  

“NOIA encourages President Trump to build on his momentum and continue to pursue a forward-thinking energy agenda. The offshore holds tremendous promise and its resources can be safely and sustainably produced. By completing the new Five Year Program for oil and natural gas leasing and developing a regular lease schedule for offshore wind projects, President Trump can secure the next generation of American energy.

“NOIA also encourages President Trump to work with Congress in passing and signing bipartisan energy efficiency and sustainability legislation. New technology and innovation – not energy bans – are what enable sustainable energy solutions. By pursuing bipartisan solutions, President Trump can bolster American innovation while helping to bridge a divided Congress.”

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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.