Consumer Group Launches Arctic Campaign
New effort to help raise awareness about the importance of Arctic issues
Houston, Texas – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) today launched a new educational campaign Arctic For All, designed to promote public awareness of Arctic issues and the importance of the Arctic region to the United States. The site provides high-level information for those not familiar with U.S. interests in the region, as well as issue-specific information on Arctic energy development, transportation and geopolitics.
“The Arctic region will be critical to U.S. foreign policy and energy security in the coming years. It’s important that Americans understand and fully embrace that we are an Arctic nation. Our ties to the region, and the critical importance of Alaska’s natural resources, should not be taken for granted. We can help the U.S. be a global leader on Arctic development,” said David Holt, CEA President.
He notes that America must continue its successful re-shaping of energy geopolitics by continuing to rely on Alaska’s tremendous energy potential and infrastructure to ensure that it plays a key role in prolonging America’s Energy Revolution, creating jobs, and improving our economy and national security. To ensure we fully realize this potential, America needs to continue its pursuit of all forms of domestic energy, including the vast potential of our Arctic resources
“Global energy prices today are due to the U.S. Energy Revolution. The U.S. – in part thanks to Alaska’s energy production – is now the leading oil and gas producer in the world. This is fundamentally changing the global politics of energy, improving our national security, creating more American jobs and, more than any other sector, sustaining our economy,” he said. “That’s why CEA is deeply concerned about President Obama’s misguided decision to request Congress to designate much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, an area on Alaska’s North Slope estimated to contain vast resources.”
This year will be transformative for U.S. engagement in the Arctic since it will assume leadership of the Arctic Council, a forum for the eight Arctic nations to discuss and collaborate on regional economic and environmental issues. Moreover, in 2015 U.S. policy makers will make critical decisions that will affect the trajectory of U.S. Arctic energy development and transportation for decades to come.
“Americans need to better understand the opportunities and consequences of U.S. action – or inaction – in the Arctic. Arctic for All provides CEA consumer-advocates and other members of the public information on the benefits of U.S. leadership in the Arctic and tools to keep up to date on new developments,” said Holt.
Arctic for All launches today with a website and information campaign, supported by radio advertising in several major media markets across the nation. For more information visit Arctic for All or Consumer Energy Alliance online.
About Consumer Energy Alliance
CEA brings together consumers, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy future. Our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and improve energy security. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals.