LMOGA Applauds Conservation Funding Protection Act

12 02, 2020 by LMOGA

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) applauded the introduction of the Conservation Funding Protection Act. This critical piece of legislation introduced by Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) provides regulatory certainty and protection for Gulf of Mexico energy, protecting thousands of jobs and conservation funding for public lands, hurricane protection, and coastal restoration.

"We applaud Senators Kennedy and Hyde-Smith for introducing this bill that will protect so many benefits for the Gulf region," said LMOGA President Tyler Gray. The Conservation Funding Protection Act is critical to protecting existing energy production in the Gulf of Mexico and the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking citizens across the Gulf coast."

"Oil and gas leasing and production in the Gulf of Mexico is also the primary source of funding for conservation projects across the country, and for Louisiana's hurricane protection systems and coastal restoration efforts," said Gray. "This legislation will protect the communities that depend on energy production for economic stability and for the protection and resiliency of our coast.”