Gulf Energy & Business Groups Emphasize Collaborative Approach to Climate Change in Letter to Biden
BATON ROUGE, LA (March 4, 2021) – Today, the Gulf Economic Survival Team and 16 other business associations sent a letter to President Biden requesting he rescind the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and DOI Secretarial Order 3395 in order to work collaboratively with gulf coast states and businesses to ensure protection of American jobs while simultaneously achieving environmental sustainability and climate change goals.
“The associations joining GEST on this letter represent the communities and the businesses that depend on a thriving offshore oil and gas industry in order to fund good paying American jobs as well as major coastal restoration and infrastructure projects that protect our precious coastline,” said Lori LeBlanc, GEST Executive Director.
“We hope the President will take into serious consideration the people, the jobs and the communities that are ultimately impacted by a long-term offshore leasing moratorium or any other policies that impact offshore operations. Our energy workers have made a significant contribution to America’s energy independence and should be at the forefront of policy decisions going forward.”
Associations signed onto the letter include: Associated Builders and Contractors, Bayou Industrial Group, LA-1 Coalition, Consumer Energy Alliance, Port Fourchon, Greater New Orleans, Inc., Grow Louisiana Coalition, Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, Lafourche Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, Morganza Action Coalition, North Lafourche Levee District, South Central Industrial Association, South Louisiana Economic Council, and Terrebonne Economic Development Authority.
Click here for a copy of the letter sent to President Biden.
About GEST: The Gulf Energy Survival Team (GEST) is a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes the significance of energy production in the Gulf Region to this U.S. economy, small service companies, and middle-class Americans throughout our great nation. We are focused on achieving full production of Gulf energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Lori LeBlanc, Executive Director