We commend Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, who weighed in on the critically important matter of recent financial assurance requirements set by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on leaseholders in the Gulf.

Briggs smartly points out that right now “is no time for bureaucratic rules that actually deter oil and gas companies from sparking growth and creating jobs.” Briggs closes his piece strongly by reiterating the election results, and saying “the American people made it clear they want more growth, better jobs, and the security of a domestic energy strategy unconstrained by radical anti-drilling ideology. That means overturning the BOEM’s unfair, job-killing financial assurance rule.”

We agree! Please read the entire op-ed by clicking here, and thank you to Gifford for weighing in on this timely issue for our region as lawmakers get back to work in Washington.