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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

What if Congress and the administration approve many of the deepwater drilling measures that are now being debated? And what if their actions result in unlimited liability for oil spills, additional regulations on well and rig designs, higher taxes and fees and an extended moratorium that cancelled drilling projects?

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Rallying for Their Livelihoods

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 22, 2010

They showed up at Louisiana State University's (LSU) the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's (ULL) Cajundome in droves, an estimated 15,000 thousand people who decided to stand up and be counted. They were energy workers, housewives, fishermen, and small-business people united in their desire to get back to work.

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The De Facto Moratorium

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2010

It's been three months since the Deepwater Horizon accident, and finally one new offshore drilling project has been approved.

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New Estimates of the Moratorium's Economic Impact

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2010

Two separate studies indicate that tens of thousands of Gulf Coast jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth are likely to disappear as a result of the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium and the leaking well.

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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Moratorium

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2010

A three-judge panel in New Orleans yesterday struck down the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium which had led to the layoff of thousands of Gulf Coast energy workers.

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The Painful Impact of an Offshore Drilling Ban

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2010

Have you considered what could happen if the United States banned all offshore drilling? Today Gulf U.S. offshore oil and natural gas production accounts for more than 30 percent of the oil and 13 percent of natural gas produced in the United States every year. (EIA) If drilling were stopped by government edict over safety and environmental concerns, the results could be catastrophic. 

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