Let’s Keep Exploring
You never know until you try, right?
Well, the same can be said for America’s energy development. For decades, anti-energy groups have done everything they can to keep our coasts off limits for exploration. But, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has now proposed a new five-year leasing program that could help us explore untapped potential. By expanding offshore exploration, we could create hundreds of thousands of jobs, add billions to local economies, and help boost small businesses throughout the country.
The economic impacts of offshore oil and gas exploration and development would be felt throughout the U.S. In the coming decades, hundreds of thousands of American jobs could be created by the industry. These are good-paying, blue-collar jobs that could help many families and local economies to get back on their feet and continue to grow.
Offshore drilling is safer than it’s ever been. To protect people and environment, aggressive efforts to improve regulations, safety practices, and advanced technology have been implemented. And we know from decades of experience that offshore operations safely coexist with local industries like tourism and fishing, as well as with military operations.
This is our chance to secure U.S. energy independence. Exploring our coasts opens the door for opportunities right here at home and lifts a burden of depending on foreign countries for energy.
Did You Know?
- 265K potential American jobs in 20 years
- $22B/yr injected into the U.S. economy
Supporters in your
The best way to determine if a new technology is sustainable, is to let it live or die according to the decisions of a free people spending their own money in a free marketplace. This is the only way we will identify truly sustainable renewable fuels to power our economy.
Fall Creek, WI
I have experienced damage to my outboard motor and chainsaw caused by ethanol. Ethanol increases both the cost of fuel in my car and the cost of food on my family’s table. Now some want to increase the government mandate and require we use more ethanol. We should be ending the mandate, not expanding it!”
I think natural gas is something that we’re realizing, more and more, that if you bring it in, you can do a lot with it.”
I don’t think that energy is a partisan issue – the use of natural gas should be in everyone’s best interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can offshore energy and military operations coexist?
We don’t have to choose between offshore energy development and military operations. Both can co-exist off our coast. This is the conclusion of both the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
How does offshore energy strengthen our national security?
Reliance on foreign nations for natural gas and oil jeopardizes our energy and national security. By producing more of our own energy, we could reduce the power of hostile nations and limit our exposure to price shocks that come from disruptions of foreign energy production.
Is offshore energy development safe?
Over the last decade, government and industry have worked together to advance the safety of offshore energy operations – including advanced technologies, robust standards, intensive training, and rigorous regulations. Offshore energy development is also tightly regulated and enforced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard.