Burr Statement on President’s Offshore Exploration Announcement

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on the president's energy announcement:

"The President's announcement is a step, albeit a small one, towards addressing America's energy needs. I am hopeful it will be followed by administration action to address delayed lease sales and denied permits. All of our nation's resources need to be on the table, including alternative energy sources, nuclear power, and onshore and offshore production of natural gas. If resources off the coast of North Carolina can be produced responsibly, they should be part of the solution."