Governor Dispatches Delegation to Meet with Obama Administration on Drilling Moratorium
BATON ROUGE (June 15, 2010) - Governor Bobby Jindal is dispatching a delegation - led by Lt. Gov Scott Angelle - to meet with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other federal officials on Wednesday, June 16, to discuss the significant economic impact of the drilling moratorium and ask the administration to quickly end the moratorium so thousands of Louisianians do not lose their jobs. In addition to the economic impact, they will discuss potential alternatives for implementing the Department of Interior's proposed safety recommendations.
The delegation will present Secretary Salazar with a petition put together by the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) that calls for the federal government to swiftly implement proper safety standards and lift the drilling moratorium. To date, more than 83,000 people have joined the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) and signed the petition calling on the President to end the drilling moratorium. The petition can be found online at www.GEST.LA.gov.
Members Of The Delegation Include: