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Offshore Energy, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

offshore energy  oil and natural gas  revenues  conservation  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 10, 2018

Offshore energy development works for the states – all of them.

The U.S. Interior Department recently announced that $61.6 million in revenues from offshore oil and natural gas will be distributed to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia – via grants that support state conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

Ponder that: You don’t have to be a coastal state; you don’t have to be a producing state. Under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), everyone benefits from offshore natural gas and oil revenues that are earmarked for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants. 

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Lizards, Energy and Effective Habitat Protection

endangered species act  conservation  texas  new mexico  oil and natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 11, 2018

Protecting the environment is a core industry value. The environment belongs to everyone, and our companies and their employees are committed to producing natural gas and oil as safely as possible. This commitment includes preserving habitat and looking out for wildlife.

In this 2016 post and this post earlier this year, API colleague Kate Wallace detailed how companies have monitored elk populations in Wyoming and polar bears in Alaska, created artificial reefs off the Gulf Coast, developed pollinator gardens and bee sanctuaries and more. Companies also worked across five western states to create conservation areas for the lesser prairie chicken and preserve habitat for the sage-grouse. Our commitment is backed up by action.

That’s why we’re optimistic a constructive and comprehensive plan can be crafted to take care of the dunes sagebrush lizard in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico while also maintaining critically important natural gas and oil production in the region – which would be unlikely if a new effort to list the lizard as endangered under federal law succeeds.

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Industry Investments Power Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

Environment  conservation  social-license-to-operate  air quality  water management  reclamation 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted February 22, 2018

Our industry is committed to the responsible development of energy that not only powers our daily lives, but also provides access to clean water, clean air and natural environments that are suitable for outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking, fishing and more.

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Knowledge is Power and Protection

conservation  environmental impact  social-license-to-operate  oil and natural gas 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted January 10, 2018

Protecting wildlife and preserving habitats near industry operations is a big priority for our companies. It takes study and resources, but both objectives are well worth the investment.  As members of our communities, we want to see wildlife and their homes sustained for generations to come.  

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Vote For Plants, Too - Vote4Energy

Environment  vote4energy  Oil and Gas  conservation  everything  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted September 29, 2016

Protecting our habitats is something industry has championed for some time.  Back in 1987, Occidental Petroleum came across a rare looking plant on one of its drilling sites in Colorado. The plant, later identified as the parachute penstemon, can only be found in Colorado and is considered one of the rarest plants in North America.

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Vote For Wildlife - Vote4Energy

vote4energy  conservation  oil and natural gas  Environment  everything  social-license-to-operate 

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace
Posted September 15, 2016

Access to land and water is important to industry, but these are critical to the wildlife that live there, from birds and butterflies to all kinds of animal life. The use of modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – which allows widespread oil and gas operations from a single surface well pad – is a big part of limiting industry’s footprint. So is understanding the local wildlife.

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New Game: Turn Your Home Into a Smart House!

conservation  efficiency  energy costs  energy iq  energy arcade 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 11, 2009

Yesterday, we launched our newest interactive--Smart House, a game that teaches players about energy efficiency and tests personal energy awareness.

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Protecting Polar Bears

alaska  beaufort sea  chukchi sea  conservation  energy development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2009

Repeat after me: We don't have to settle for just one or the other. We can have a healthy environment and energy development

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Offshore Energy Supports Conservation, Outdoor Recreation

offshore energy  conservation  revenue  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

Offshore energy development works for the states – all of them. The U.S. Interior Department announced this week that $61.6 million in revenues from offshore oil and natural gas will be distributed to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia for grants that support conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

You don’t have to be a coastal state, you don’t have to be a producing state. Under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), everyone benefits from offshore natural gas and oil revenues earmarked for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants. 

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