Letter to President Obama Signed by Thousands Opposed to Drilling Moratorium Displayed on Outdoor Billboard

July 28, 2010

Lafayette, La – A week after 11,000 people attended the Rally for Economic Survival at the Lafayette Cajundome, the letter to President Obama that thousands of them signed is now displayed on an outdoor billboard located on Interstate 10 Eastbound near Ambassador Caffery Parkway and University Avenue. The billboard will be on display until the end of August.

“This billboard is a visual reminder to President Obama of the thousands of people the drilling moratorium will negatively impact,” said Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. “We hope this letter will not be returned to sender. There are too many Louisiana jobs at risk.”

The Rally for Economic Survival drew 11,000 concerned citizens who fear the moratorium will destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Louisiana and devastate the economy in less than a year. An additional 10,500 people watched the event on the live webcast. The Rally featured local, state and national speakers, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle, Lafayette City/Parish President Joey Durel, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and several other business owners and citizens 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.

For more information on the efforts of the Rally for Economic Survival, please visit www.rallyforeconomicsurvival.com

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