Vitter Comments on Obama Administration’s New Revised Moratorium

July 12, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments regarding the Obama administration’s announcement that it will issue a new revised offshore drilling moratorium.

“Even after a federal appeals court rejected the government’s previous efforts to ban drilling off our coast, the Obama administration is still pushing for a moratorium that could devastate Louisiana’s economy,” said Vitter. “A more prudent course than this across the board moratorium is to conduct increased rig inspections with tougher safety regulations. Instead the president continues to push this moratorium, which only wreaks havoc on Louisiana jobs at a time when our economy is already suffering,” said Vitter.

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