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    NOIA applauds final EIS for fracking offshore California

    Legislation and Procedures // July 18, 2016

    The President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) in the US, Randall Luthi, has issued the following statement following release of BOEM and BSEE’s report on offshore fracking.

    “Today’s final environmental assessment (EA) report by BOEM and BSEE reaffirms what our industry already knows: there are no significant environmental impacts from offshore fracking. Unlike the hyperbole released by many of the extreme environmental groups, the EA’s findings are backed by ground-truthed science and are a testament to the hardworking men and women of our industry. They live, work, and play at the same beaches, fishing grounds, and coastal communities as millions of Americans, and are dedicated to a safe and environmentally sustainable workplace. Every day they live up to some of the strictest standards in the world – standards set by both the offshore industry and by the federal government.

    “We hope this report quickly ends the moratorium on well stimulation techniques offshore California. Offshore energy is a vital source of jobs and revenue for both California and the US, and the sooner operations offshore California can resume the better.”

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