Home > blog > Page
Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production
Posted by Michael Tadeo on July 19, 2013

Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production

Just like rising temperatures across America, gas prices are on the rise too and calls for lower energy prices are growing. This week, the Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition, comprised of Governors from Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina, sent letters to their respective Congressional delegations calling for increased offshore energy production. As coastal state governors, they know how important energy development is to their states’ economies for job creation, lower energy prices, and additional state revenue. In the letter, they call on Congress to support efforts to increase offshore lease sales not only in the Gulf of Mexico but off the Atlantic Coast.

Click here to read the letter.

This is just the latest in the calls for increased U.S. energy production. On June 28, the House passed H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by Chairman Hastings, would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy, and strengthen America’s national security.

    Post a Comment
    Fill out the fields below to submit a comment

    Latest News

    Members and Zinke Discuss a Better Path Forward for the Department of the Interior

    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 201...... Read more

    Bishop: Grizzly Delisting Process Emblematic of Need for ESA Reform

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be delisted from the endangered species list. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the fo...... Read more

    House Passes "One Stop-Shop" Permitting Bill to Expand Water Storage Infrastructure

    Today, the House passed H.R. 1654, the “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act,” by a bipartisan vote of 233-180. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill creates a “one-stop-shop” permitt...... Read more

    View All News

    Calendar

    Full Committee Markup
    Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
    Oversight Hearing “Examining Policy Impacts of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the Interior”
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
    Oversight Hearing on "Examining Access to Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands"
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
    View All Events