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Family suffers from drilling ban

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Posted: Jun 17, 2010 11:37 PM by Kristy Davis, Heather Harel
Updated: Jun 17, 2010 11:48 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: oil spill, deep-water, drilling, moratorium, Kirk Rousse, President Obama

State leaders continue to push for an end to President Obama's moratorium on deep-water drilling, saying it will add to the oil spill's effect on the economy.

April 20th changed a lot of lives on the Gulf Coast. Kirk Rousse thought his trucking business in Cut-Off would benefit from the spill, but it was the opposite when deep-water drilling stopped. Rousse took News 2's Kristy Davis to the lot where his trucks, as well as the trucks and trailers of the men who work for him, sit idle.

Rousse said the lack of work hurts his pride, but more importantly, it hurts his wife and six kids. He said that's not the life he'd imagined for his family.

The Rousses said they understand what the president is trying to do, but they believe the timetable will drive business away from the Gulf. While the president focuses on the Gulf, the Rousses said they hope he doesn't forget the people.

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