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US Advocacy – Joint Trade Association Legislative Action


On 16 July 2020, nine U.S. and international energy trade associations delivered a joint letter to U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and Tom Cole of Oklahoma to express a collectively strong opposition to Amendment 151 to House Report 6396; The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal Year 2021.

The proposed amendment sought to extend current moratorium provisions in the Eastern sector of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico such that regulators would be precluded from consideration of pragmatic and responsible measures that could allow for expanding activities in the Eastern Sector. It also targeted an effort to reinstate 2016 well control regulations that were amended in 2019 to address safety concerns not adequately reflected in the 2016 edition of the well control provisions.