Vitter Comments on Obama Administration’s Continued Support of Moratorium

July 9, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments regarding the Obama administration’s request that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals keep the deepwater drilling moratorium in place while the administration appeals a federal judge’s order to lift it:

“There’s no question that Louisiana’s economy would suffer under a moratorium, but the Obama administration keeps pushing it,” said Vitter. “The decision to appeal really makes no sense, especially when I’ve proposed a reasonable alternative of tougher safety regulations and increased rig inspections. The administration’s heavy-handed response is simply a slap in the face of every Louisianian.”

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