Olson Statement on Short Sighted OCS Lease Plan
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Administrationâ€™s Proposed Program for the 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas leasing program, which halted progress on proposed offshore drilling in the Atlantic in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia:
â€œThere was bipartisan support for drilling in the Atlantic and itâ€™s disappointing that the Obama Administration reversed course and continues to say no to domestic energy development. America needs a comprehensive energy plan for our Outer Continental Shelf exploration. This Administrationâ€™s actions are short-sighted and do nothing to help our nation to realize its energy potential. I urge a reconsideration of this path immediately to strengthen our nationâ€™s energy security and job creation."
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