Praise for the SECURE American Energy Act has been far and wide among stakeholders across Louisiana. The bill was introduced by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Vicente González (D-TX).
Take a look at what they’re saying…
“The Greater Lafourche Port Commission applauds Congressman Scalise, Chairman Bishop, and their colleagues on the SECURE American Energy Act. This legislation supports Port Fourchon’s holistic resiliency approach to sustainable development and energy production for the nation and the environment. Port Fourchon is the service base for 90% of the deepwater exploration and production activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and supports a significant amount of shallow water oil and gas production, all providing for the critical energy needs of our country and considerable revenues to the federal treasury. This bill will go a long way toward supporting Port Fourchon and coastal Louisiana with increased economic development and greater revenue sharing to rebuild our coast.”
— Chett Chiasson, Executive Director, Greater Lafourche Port Commission
“Louisiana has a long history of producing American energy as the Gulf of Mexico has produced 90% of our nation’s domestic offshore oil and gas since the beginning of OCS development. The SECURE American Energy Act will expand access to other offshore areas and also ensure a fair share of offshore revenues is directed back to the States that support offshore energy development which in Louisiana are critical to restoring our coastal wetlands and protecting our energy infrastructure. LMOGA applauds Congressman Scalise and his colleagues for their leadership on increasing American energy security.”
— Lori LeBlanc, Director, Offshore Committee, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association
“GNO, Inc., and our Coalition for Coastal Resilience & Economy, are proud to support the SECURE American Energy Act, which will result in additional funding for coastal restoration and increases oil and gas exploration opportunities. In Louisiana, both oil and gas exploration, and coastal restoration, are critical to our economy and way of life, and this legislation benefits both. We look forward to working with Congressman Scalise to support this bill as it moves through the legislative process.”
— Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
“Over a decade ago and with overwhelming support, Louisiana made the commitment to put its money where its mouth is by dedicating future offshore royalty revenues to restoring and protecting our coast. With Majority Whip Scalise’s consistent and continued leadership, this year, we will finally able to put a share of the billions of dollars in revenues generated off our shores into restoring our irreplaceable coast, community and culture, but our work is not done. There should be no time or arbitrary limits put on fairness; the more revenue-sharing funds we return to Louisiana, the stronger our national investment will be in protecting energy and seafood production, coastal navigation, and culture.”
— Simone Maloz, Restore or Retreat
“House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s introduction of the SECURE American Energy Act shows that Congressional Leadership is paying attention to the issues that impact every American. Domestic energy production means more jobs, more growth, more security and more revenue for vital programs at the federal, state and local levels. Mr. Scalise is helping to create a lasting energy program that doesn’t just benefit one town or one state or one region, but will benefit all of America for the next generation.”
— Randall Luthi, President of the National Ocean Industries Association