We need a new 5-year plan for the Gulf of Mexico!
Currently, the energy security and economic benefits provided by America’s offshore oil and natural gas resources are at risk. The current Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Five-Year Leasing Program for 2017-2022 expires on June 30th. Without a 2022-2027 leasing program finalized, no new offshore leasing can take place can take place after June 30th. This is specifically worrisome for American energy assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where much of our nation’s offshore energy production occurs.
Producing oil and natural gas in the region also contributes to our nation’s carbon goals. Oil and natural gas produced in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is among the lowest carbon intensive barrels produced in the world, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior analysis.
Without a new 5-year leasing program, all of these economic, energy security, and environmental benefits will be at risk.
Will you stand with us for American-made energy? Send a letter to your lawmaker now to encourage them to stand for American offshore energy development.