CEA’s Alaska chapter works to raise awareness about Alaska’s contribution to domestic energy production for the lower 48. Alaska’s onshore and offshore production are crucial to the oil supply for America’s western region as well as America’s geopolitical presence in the Arctic region and America’s overall consumer energy prices.

Alaska is the anchor point for America’s presence in the Arctic, a region of growing geopolitical significance. CEA’s Alaska chapter works to remind consumers about the importance of the Arctic region, and Alaska’s primary role as the country’s only Arctic state.

CEA’s advocacy for the importance of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, production in the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska, Arctic offshore oil and gas exploration, and federal lands issues are all a priority of our Alaska chapter.

  • Costs of New U.S. Arctic Regulations May Cool Offshore Oil Production Plans

    CEA’s David Holt was interviewed by Platts about the importance of energy exploration in the U.S. Arctic. The Obama administration unveiled final regulations for drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, but questions remain about the future of oil production there. Will the Arctic be pulled out of the administration’s upcoming five-year leasing plan, and will environmental […]

  • The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Will Dry Up Without New Oil

    A Consumer Energy Alliance poll regarding Alaskan energy development was featured in the Wall Street Journal. The good news is the Arctic possesses abundant onshore, nearshore and offshore oil resources, and Alaskans support finding and using those resources. A 2014 poll by the Consumer Energy Alliance found that 73% of Alaskans support developing the Arctic […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance Statement on Cook Inlet Lease Sale Draft EIS

    In response to today’s U,S, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244 (June 2017), Consumer Energy Alliance President David Holt issued the following statement: “Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to see BOEM taking an important step forward in preparing for […]

  • U.S. Finalizes Arctic Drilling Rule

    CEA President David Holt was quoted in The Maritime Executive about the importance of Arctic energy exploration. The U.S. Department of Interior has unveiled its final regulations on drilling in the U.S. Arctic outer continental shelf. The rules set safety standards for exploratory drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. “In recent years, due in […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance Statement on Final Arctic Drilling Rule

    In response to today’s Interior Department release of a final Arctic offshore exploratory drilling rule, Consumer Energy Alliance President David Holt issued the following statement: “In recent years, due in large part to bureaucratic red tape and a convoluted and ever-changing federal regulatory landscape associated with offshore energy development in the U.S. Arctic, Alaska has […]

  • It’s Time to Fight Back Against Anti-Development Threat

    CEA’s Jack Belcher discusses the savings families have seen as a result of American energy development. We’re well aware of the many successes that America’s energy revolution has produced. We’re now the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer. Not only are we importing less oil, but we’re exporting it now, too. In fact, the […]

  • Murkowski Slams Attention given to Anti-Arctic Drilling Activists

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski cited one of Consumer Energy Alliance’s polls on Arctic energy exploration during a recent hearing on Capitol Hill. Nevertheless, Murkowski argued several times in the hearing that the state of Alaskans’ opinion on offshore drilling is solidly favorable. She cited a 2014 poll by the pro-drilling group Consumer Energy Alliance that found […]

  • ‘Keep it in the Ground’: Not the Energy Plan We Need

    CEA President David Holt was featured in RealClear Energy discussing how consumers have benefited from American energy production. America’s energy revolution has resulted in record-low oil and gas prices, which have allowed us to keep warm for less, use energy-intensive electronics like smartphones, drive more than ever, and better provide for our families. For many, […]

  • CEA Hosts Film Screening in Washington D.C.

    On Tuesday, October 20th, Consumer Energy Alliance hosted a Washington, DC screening of its original film ‘Pipeline Pioneers’ in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources’ Hearing Room. The short film, co-produced by CEA and the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, tells the stories of the men and women who helped build the industrial and engineering marvel […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance Issues Statement on Offshore Alaska Exploration

    HOUSTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt and CEA-Alaska President Anne Seneca issued the following statement today in response to Shell’s announcement about its exploration activities offshore Alaska: “Contrary to the previous rhetoric of anti-development activists, the 2015 Chukchi Sea exploration season provides further evidence that drilling can be done safely in the […]