01.04.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior’s five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing.

“This proposal shows President Trump and Secretary Zinke are serious about creating jobs and making America energy dominant,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to American energy producers will create thousands of jobs in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, and bring billions of dollars of investment to our country. This proposal would mean better paychecks and opportunities for American workers and more affordable energy for their families.”

“This is an extraordinary moment for American energy. Continuing to remove these restrictions will move our country one giant step closer towards energy independence,” said Sen. Kennedy. “It also means more jobs and opportunities for our oilfield families in Louisiana and around the country that have been hit hard over the past several years.”

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