Offshore Initiative

“What voters want to know — and what each candidate will have to answer — is how each candidate, if elected, will utilize the U.S. Arctic to maintain and expand the nation’s record-setting energy renaissance, which has resurrected the national and state economy by mass-producing jobs and helping make the U.S. a worldwide energy leader.”CEA President, David Holt writing in the Des Moines Register

Offshore energy resources are critical to the ongoing success of American domestic energy development and the job creation and economic growth that accompanies it. This includes BOTH offshore wind production and oil and natural gas exploration as well as processes like seismic analysis.

Through comment letter campaigns, participation at government-hosted meetings, engagement with governors, Members of Congress, state legislators, regulators, key stakeholders, and the media, CEA continued to ensure that the voice of the energy consumer is represented at all levels and in multiple capacities as the next federal offshore leasing program is developed.


Off-shore_Wind_Farm_TurbineHow CEA is impacting public policy in support of responsible offshore energy production:

  • Nearly 87,500 grassroots comments and 58 grasstops letters to the Interior Department in support of sensible Arctic energy development regulations
  • Over 114,000 letters to the Department of Interior on the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Plan
  • More than 28,000 comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management encouraging approval of permit applications to conduct geological surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf