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Landrieu: Drilling moratorium causes economic harm

5 years ago June 10, 2010 Jun 10, 2010 Thursday, June 10 2010 Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:21:08 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is calling on the Obama administration to end the moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it will cause economic hardship in the region.

Speaking on ABC's "Good Morning America," Landrieu said the moratorium was issued without much economic analysis and said the deepwater rigs in the Gulf "employ, directly, hundreds of people and indirectly thousands."

Landrieu said the rigs' safety must be ensured, but they should then be allowed to get back to work.

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