Houston (5 February 2019) – In response to President Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt to become the next Secretary at the Department of Interior, IADC Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
“IADC welcomes the nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as the next Secretary at the Department of Interior. Given his background and depth of knowledge, coupled with his interim leadership at Interior, we believe that Mr. Bernhardt is deeply committed to managing the development of the tremendous natural resources within the U.S., with a focus on ensuring that work is done in a safe and environmentally sound manner. A robust oil and gas industry contributes significantly to the overall economic prowess of the United States, and the actions of the Department are a significant contributor to that economic success. IADC looks forward to working with the Department and the Secretary on a wide variety of issues, and will continue to serve as an educative resource on all matters that affect the U.S. oil and gas industry.”
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit IADC at www.iadc.org and www.DrillingContractor.org.