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Moratorium Focus of Business Coalition Meeting Friday

BATON ROUGE (June 24, 2010) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will be among presenters Friday at a special coalition meeting on the deepwater drilling moratorium, to be held at LABI's Baton Rouge Conference Center at 10:30 a.m.

LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, along with LSU economist Dr. Jim Richardson and Dr. David Dismukes of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, will make presentations on the impact of the moratorium. Brief presentations regarding current activities to have the moratorium lifted, shortened or modified will be given by Bob Brown, Move Forward Now, Greater New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans Business Council; Ken Wells, Offshre Marine Service Organization; and Don Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.

The meeting will also include time for discussion of ideas and suggestions to help lift the moratorium. Area chambers of commerce and other trade organizations have been invited to attend.

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