The Department of the Interior is taking public comments on a new 5-year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). America finally has a chance to open up access to the abundant American energy reserves that lie just off our coastline.
Offshore drilling supplies more than half of our country’s oil and natural gas, adds trillions to our economy, and supports millions of jobs. By supporting offshore drilling, you can help unlock those reserves to bring much-needed fuel, government revenue, energy security and jobs to our country.
Sign your name to submit a comment today! This is our opportunity to make sure the new administration understands the importance of opening up those precious resources to responsible exploration and development.
To U.S. Department of the Interior:
The US must remain the world leader in oil and natural gas production. Greater domestic offshore oil and natural gas production will create jobs, grow our economy and increase American energy security.
I support continued and expanded leasing for potential oil and natural gas development in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Alaska. The economic activity generated will build on the economic opportunities for local communities that decades of offshore oil and gas exploration and development have provided. Our country can also benefit from offshore exploration and development in other areas of the country like the Atlantic and additional opportunities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. New offshore discoveries and development in these areas will allow America to sustain our energy renaissance and preserve our nation’s energy security.
I urge you to approve an offshore leasing program that will allow for the continued and expanded exploration and development of our nation’s resources so that the U.S. and its citizens can fully reap the benefits that are available to us.