Louisianans to Rally Against Federal Drilling Moratorium

June 30, 2010

WHAT: Rally for Economic Survival: Lift the Moratorium

WHEN: July 21, 201o
11am – 1pm

WHERE: Lafayette Cajundome

WHO: Anyone concerned about Louisiana’s economy and America’s energy security

*** The Rally is free and open to the public ***

The federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Louisiana and devastate the economy in less than a year. Concerned citizens will pack the Lafayette Cajundome on July 21st to send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium immediately. The Rally for Economic Survival will feature local, state and national speakers who share the same concern that the moratorium will create a seismic economic ripple effect that will negatively impact every citizen of the United States. The event is free and open to the public.

Background: The Rally for Economic Survival is an event intended to give a united voice to Louisiana citizens impacted by the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Together we will send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium for Louisiana’s jobs and America’s energy future.

Quick Facts: The moratorium has done more than stopped drilling. It has brought to a standstill economic recovery in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. In one act, the Obama administration has signed the pink slips of tens of thousands of Louisiana citizens.

- Nearly 33 percent of domestic oil is produced in the Gulf of Mexico

- The oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of people and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Louisiana.

- The industry contributes tens of billions of dollars annually to the state’s economy.

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