America's veterans know first-hand the cost of protecting our national security - and that energy security is a key part of the equation.  One of the answers to securing our nation's energy is tapping into the vast energy resources that we have off our shores.

  • By striving toward true North American energy independence, we can control our nation's destiny, and become less reliant on overseas energy partners who may not share our best national interests.
  • America's new position as a global leader in energy production positions us to not only help ourselves but to help our allies, as well. Our ability to export natural gas and oil to our friends mean that those nations are less reliant on unfriendly nations and on energy from unstable and unreliable regions of the world.
  • America needs energy from all sources - including nuclear and renewables. But no matter how fast alternative sources of energy are adopted, we know that American oil and natural gas are our best energy investment for national security and energy independence for the foreseeable future.
  • We know that large reserves of oil and natural gas are located right off America's shores. Developing these vast resources will boost our nation's economy, create new jobs, generate government revenue and, yes, increase our energy and national security. In fact, experts estimate opening up offshore exploration and development would generate 840,000 American jobs and generate $200 billion in revenue for the government. And, all of this can be accomplished while being subject to the most stringent safety and environmental standards in the world.
  • Expanded offshore production won't just mean creating new jobs in drilling and direct development of energy resources. It will also mean the creation of new, white collar jobs in fields such as engineering, enviromental studies, compliance, graphic design, and more.


How much untapped energy lies off our nation's shores?

Modern seismic surveys would help produce the most accurate results, but according to surveys from the 1980s, there is an estimated 3.3 billion barrels of oil and 31 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that could be available by opening up the Atlantic coastline to exploration.

Unfortunately, obstacles put in place by our policymakers are preventing us from accessing those resources or conducting modern seismic surveys. The industry cannot move forward, halting progress towards a more sound and strong America.


Learn more about why it's vital to start developing these resources now.