Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thousands and thousands protest Obama oil moratorium

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) addressed a crowd of over 11,000 people who gathered in Lafayette today to protest President Barack Obama's moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico:
Thousands attended a rally in Lafayette Wednesday aimed at convincing the Obama administration to lift the federal offshore drilling moratorium, which officials said could further endanger the state through the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

The “Rally for Economic Survival” was held at the Cajundome and drew about 11,000 people, some dressed in their oil industry uniforms, others in shirts bearing messages of “Drill Baby Drill” and “No Moratorium.”
Pat Austin at And so it goes in Shreveport blog had details of "The Rally for Economic Survival" that featured 12 speakers including Louisiana's Lt. Governor Scott Angelle:
•In one act, the Obama administration has signed the pink slips of tens of thousands of Louisiana and Gulf Coast citizens.

•The financial consequences from the moratorium will eventually create an economic ripple effect that will negatively impact every citizen of the United States.

•Consumers will bare the brunt of the federal drilling moratorium paying more everywhere from the pump to the grocery store.
Gov. Jindal summed it up when he said, "We're in the middle of a war to defend our way of life."

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