The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition is a group of coastal state governors who joined together in May 2011 to promote a constructive dialogue on OCS energy-resource planning and development between state and federal governments.

Federal law requires decisions about energy exploration and production on the OCS must be made in consultation with affected states. The governors created the coalition to foster a productive dialogue between the federal government and the coastal states on energy-resource evaluation, sustainable resource development, and other OCS policy matters.

Consumer Energy Alliance

The OCS Governors Coalition utilizes Consumer Energy Alliance for information and administrative support. CEA is a 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, including the shared goal of expanding access to offshore wind, oil and natural gas resources. The OCS Governors Coalition utilizes CEA’s resources to improve its understanding of the economic and environmental impact of opening new areas of the Outer Continental Shelf to energy development.