The safe, environmentally responsible development of America’s offshore natural gas and oil resources could be a game-changer for advancing Florida’s growth and economic prosperity – if we can access them. Learn more about what immense opportunity lies at Florida’s doorstep with our new video!
Leading up to release of the proposed National OCS Five Year Leasing Program, our Explore Offshore campaign has been very busy advancing positive messaging to demonstrate support for offshore leasing in the coastal states.
Federal policymakers and supporters across the Southeast are touting the technological advances in safety equipment, improved environmental protections, and substantial economic benefits that opening up additional areas in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf would bring to the country.
Responsible Offshore Energy Production Supports Conservation through Bipartisan LCWF Reauthorization
Congress just voted to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which uses federal offshore energy revenue to pay for conservation projects all across the country. Learn more about how offshore supports America’s parks and other outdoor recreation opportunities on the blog.
A recent blog post by API contributor Mark Green examines how safe, responsible development of offshore natural gas and oil resources is already benefiting U.S. coastal states that have decades-long experience with offshore energy development. Recently, a visiting delegation of business and industry leaders from Virginia took a trip down to Louisiana to see first-hand how offshore operations affect coastal areas, individual communities, the state and regional economy, and other water activities.
With the Trump Administration’s intention to permit seismic surveying in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf for the first time in 30 years, it’s a good opportunity to better understand the important role safe seismic testing plays in America’s strategic energy picture. Learn more on the blog.
Offshore lease sales are just as beneficial as onshore ones and could bring the same types of much-needed benefits to many states along the Atlantic coast and Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Communities in states from Virginia to Florida could see billions in state revenues, improved infrastructure, and thousands of new jobs. Learn more about offshore revenue sharing agreements on the blog.