Chairman McCrory Welcomes Maine Gov. LePage to OCS Governors Coalition

Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition announced today Maine Governor Paul LePage has joined the coalition.

It’s with great pleasure that I announce another addition to the OCS Governors Coalition – Maine’s Governor Paul LePage,” Chairman McCrory said. “As the first member state from the Northeast, Governor LePage’s membership broadens the coalition’s geographic representation of bipartisan coastal governors. I look forward to having a new voice and perspective at the table as we continue to push for responsibly expanding the use of our offshore energy resources.”

LePage joins the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as members, with Governor McCrory serving as the coalition’s chair.

“I’m pleased to join the OCS Governors Coalition and eager to get to work,” said Governor LePage. “Safe, responsible development of our offshore energy resources will create jobs, boost our economy and enhance our national energy security.”

Formed in 2011, the coalition of bipartisan coastal governors advocates for safe energy expansion through responsible resource development and supports proactive offshore energy production as part of a comprehensive national energy policy. The coalition provides a discussion and policy platform for offshore energy issues shared by coastal states and the federal government.