LMOGA & GEST Respond to Secretary Haaland’s Confirmation

03 15, 2021 by LMOGA

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA) and the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) made the following remarks regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Secretary Deb Haaland to lead the U.S. Department of Interior.

“LMOGA looks forward to collaborating with Secretary Haaland in her role as Interior Secretary, working together to best manage our abundant natural resources,” said Tyler Gray, LMOGA President and General Counsel. “In order to ensure a sustainable offshore energy industry for Louisiana and a secure future for America, LMOGA encourages offshore energy development and OCS lease sales to continue producing the homegrown American energy that is critical to our economic recovery. A strong Gulf of Mexico means a stronger Louisiana with increased offshore investment, an increase in revenues to the federal treasury, and critical funding towards Louisiana’s coastal restoration initiatives and our nation's National Parks and public lands.”

“We are committed to working with Secretary Haaland to encourage investment in America’s offshore resources and emphasize the importance of domestic energy production for maintaining Gulf Coast jobs and America’s energy independence,” said Lori LeBlanc, GEST Executive Director. "Offshore oil and natural gas activity has a tremendous impact on the livelihoods of thousands of Gulf Coast families and on the communities that depend on industry tax revenues for critical operating resources for local governments, and protection and resiliency of our coast.”