OCS plan letter appeals to law, national interest

12/04/2006
US oil and gas producers and contractors have resorted to basics in their efforts to expand leasing of federal land offshore. They’re appealing to law and national interest.Seven industry trade groups delivered this combination punch in a letter to Minerals Management Service officials. They were responding to the agency’s proposed schedule and draft environmental impact statement for Outer Continental Shelf lease sales during July 2007-June 2012.The 5-year plan calls for leasing in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico, Cook Inlet, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, North Aleutian basin, and possibly a small area off Virginia.The groups pointed out in their letter that the prospecti...
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