Offshore Oil Rig

WASHINGTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) Federal Affairs Advisor Michael Zehr released the following statement after the Interior Department announced it will publish an interim report on its review of oil and gas leases on public lands this summer, based on feedback from a virtual forum scheduled for March 25.

“We appreciate the Interior Department’s desire for input from the public on their review of federal oil and gas leases. We commend the Department’s greater transparency into the process and interest in hearing from industry, labor organizations, consumers, small businesses and other stakeholders.”

“CEA has long supported all forms of energy from oil & gas to renewables and more. Consumers benefit from a diverse, competitive and ever-evolving energy mix. We look forward to working together with the new Administration on a future path of continued development of America’s abundant offshore and onshore energy resources.”

“America is a proven leader in ensuring affordable and reliable energy, produced in the safest, most environmentally responsible manner. After two decades of delivering the largest emissions reductions of any country in the world, we have amply demonstrated that the economic and consumer benefits energy production gives our country can co-exist successfully with environmental stewardship.”


About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy and the environment, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.

Bryson Hull
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