FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 21, 2021
AOGA Statement on Oil and Gas Leasing on Federal Lands and Waters
ANCHORAGE- Alaska Oil and Gas Association President and CEO Kara Moriarty issued the
following statement today regarding the Department of Interior’s action impeding oil and gas
development on federal lands on waters.
“Perhaps no state in the union will be harder hit by this decision than Alaska. With more federal
land than any other state, Alaska will sustain a disproportionate burden created by this policy.
Some of Alaska’s most promising oil and gas projects are located on federal land and waters, and
have already been explored, invested in, and moved into development. We need those projects to
proceed to add much-needed barrels of oil to the Trans-Alaska pipeline. In addition, today’s
decision risks Alaska jobs and future revenues to the State of Alaska. AOGA welcomes the
opportunity to work with the Biden Administration on addressing the country’s energy needs, but
hampering Alaska’s ability to safely and responsibly produce oil and gas will hurt our economy,
local communities, and jobs.”
AOGA is a professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of
the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. More information about the
organization can be found at www.aoga.org, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), Twitter
(@AOGA), and Instagram (@alaskaoilgasassociation).
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