Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) and the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST), held a roundtable discussion on September 16th, bringing together elected officials and local stakeholders to discuss the important role that the Gulf of Mexico plays in the state and national economy.
Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14008, essentially a Federal Leasing and Development Ban on oil and gas production, drastically impacting offshore production in the Gulf.
The roundtable discussion opened with remarks from Kaitlin Schmidtke from the Consumer Energy Alliance. She warmly welcomed participants to the event and encouraged attendees to contribute their thoughts and feedback throughout the duration of the conversation. Congressman Jerry Carl provided updates on the efforts being made in Washington to protect the production of domestic energy in the Gulf of Mexico and how that protection will continue to benefit coastal Alabama through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). Revenue sharing from GOMESA provides Mobile and Baldwin counties with millions of dollars every year to invest and fund several local projects. Click here for a complete list of local projects funded by GOMESA.
CAP, Consumer Energy Alliance, and the Gulf Economic Survival team were joined by more than 35 community leaders and elected officials invested in making sure these funds continue to benefit our coastal Alabama communities and other neighboring Gulf states.