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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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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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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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