A Must Read Article:
Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf of Mexico, both Republican and Democrat officials in Louisiana say the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, put in place after the BP oil spill, is now that state’s biggest problem.
In fact, it was the major concern voiced to President Obama Sunday during his speech marking the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Keep reading at SOURCE
Oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina
Almost half of Orleans Parish residents, 49 percent, said the oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina, compared with 40 percent who said the hurricane was more damaging, according to a poll released Aug. 13 by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was conducted May 26-June 27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Local officials have been critical of Obama’s decision to impose a moratorium, set to expire Nov. 30, on drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet. The moratorium idled 33 rigs and may cost 23,247 jobs, by the administration’s estimate. Two rigs, owned by Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., have since left the Gulf to drill elsewhere. SOURCE
The Gulf Coast would have been in much better shape if only the fearless leader Obama had acted quick and got oil skimmers, and allowed the States to use sand dikes to protect their shores. Remember all the Countries that wanted to help but was told no by the U.S. Government! Obama’s Drilling Moratorium Biggest Threat now and he seem not to understand we don’t need more jobs lost!