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BP Oil Spill: Major Rally Against Drilling Moratorium Set

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For those who believe  that Louisiana should rally against the federal  moratorium, you might want  to attend this major rally by industry and government and political giants.  Here are the particulars....Rally for Economic Survival, lift the moratorium

WHAT:             Rally for Economic Survival: Lift the Moratorium

WHEN:             July 21, 2010

11am – 1pm

WHERE:             Lafayette Cajundome

WHO:             Anyone concerned about Louisiana’s economy and America’s energy security



*** The Rally is free and open to the public ***



The federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Louisiana and devastate the economy in less than a year.  Concerned citizens will pack the Lafayette Cajundome on July 21st to send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium immediately. The Rally for Economic Survival will feature local, state and national speakers 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. The event is free and open to the public.

Background:  The Rally for Economic Survival is an event intended to give a united voice to Louisiana citizens impacted by the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Together we will send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium for Louisiana’s jobs and America’s energy future.

Quick Facts:  The moratorium has done more than stopped drilling. It has brought to a standstill economic recovery in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast.  In one act, the Obama administration has signed the pink slips of tens of thousands of Louisiana citizens.

-       Nearly 33 percent of domestic oil is produced in the Gulf of Mexico

-       The oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of people and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Louisiana.

-       The industry contributes tens of billions of dollars annually to the state’s economy.



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




Additional People Available for Comment on the Rally for Economic Survival and the Federal Moratorium:             

L. J. "Joey" Durel, Jr.

City-Parish President

Lafayette Consolidated Government


Ewell Smith

Executive Director

Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board                                               



Dan Juneau

President

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry



C J McDonald

Petroleum Consultant

Project Manager

GEG Consultants

McDonald Consulting LLC



Don Briggs

President

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association



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