Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Short Sighted OCS Lease Plan

March 15, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’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:

“There was bipartisan support for drilling in the Atlantic and it’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 Administration’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 nation’s energy security and job creation."

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