Tell President Obama you support offshore drilling.
Every five years, the federal government updates its oil and gas exploration and leasing plan for the offshore energy exploration (the area is called the Outercontinental Shelf, or OCS). This plan governs which areas offshore can be explored for oil and natural gas, and how many leases will be offered to companies. Offshore energy exploration requires a major upfront investment for companies, but the results can be significant.
Over 86% of America’s offshore energy resources have been declared off limits for development by previous federal plans. While seismic studies done decades ago tell us that America has vast amounts of oil and gas resources, it is impossible to know exactly how much because new studies have not permitted.
This year, the Obama Administration has issued a new Five Year Plan for OCS exploration. Unfortunately, the plan is largely more of the same. The plan is subject to a review process that includes public comments. That’s where you can help.
Below you'll find resources that explain how offshore development positively impacts your state and local economy. We hope that you’ll lend your voice to our efforts to create jobs and revenue, and make America more energy secure.
Send a message to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that tells the administration you support more offshore drilling and a better five year plan.