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New Study: Moratorium Could Cost Nearly 20,000 Gulf Jobs

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2010

There have been numerous reports published over the last few months about the impact of the administration's de facto drilling moratorium on jobs and the economy in the Gulf region. The latest report released yesterday is authored by LSU professor Dr. Joseph Mason who finds that the Gulf region will lose more than 19,500 jobs, $5 billion in economic activity and nearly $240 million in state and local tax revenues during the six-month moratorium.

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U.S. Loans Billions to Mexico for Drilling

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 15, 2010

I've got an important question for anyone in the administration who's willing to comment on this blog: Can you explain why the U.S. government is loaning money to Mexico to drill in the Gulf while imposing a drilling moratorium here? 

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BP Releases Deepwater Horizon Report

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 8, 2010

BP today released the results of its own investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident. It determined that a series of mechanical failures, the misinterpretation of data, and other factors attributable to all of the companies working on the rig led to the explosions, fire and the deaths of 11 offshore workers.

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Industry Task Forces Issue Recommendations

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 7, 2010

After several weeks of intense study into the Deepwater Horizon accident, two industry task forces released their recommendations today. 

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Energy Workers Fight for Their Jobs

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 2, 2010

Plans are underway for upcoming rallies to be held in Canton, Ohio, on September 7 and Farmington, N.M. and Joliet, Ill., on September 8. In the meantime, check out the video below from yesterday's kick-off rallies in Texas. 

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Moratorium Back in Court

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 10, 2010

The lawsuit filed by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. against the administration's moratorium is headed back into court. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, who granted a stay against the first deepwater drilling ban calling it "arbitrary and capricious," will hear the government's arguments in support of the moratorium today. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 114 Measuring the Moratorium's Impact on Alabama

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 10, 2010

In today's episode, I interview George Clark, president of Manufacture Alabama, about the impact of the drilling moratorium on Alabama's economy and jobs. Use the audio player below to listen to information about the article and follow along with the show notes. I hope you find the podcast informative.

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Senate Energy Bill Recap

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

With time running short, the Senate postponed its consideration of an energy bill this week - a "spill bill," as some called it. Now members of the Senate and various lobbying groups are engaging in finger-pointing and blaming each other for the bill's delay. 

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