deepwater drilling moratorium

New Drilling Moratorium is a Good Start

Posted Tue, Jul 13, 2010 by Emily Fisher to deepwater drilling moratorium, gulf oil spill, jackie savitz, ken salazar, obama administration, offshore drilling

Yesterday the Obama administration issued a new moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling through Nov. 30 in order to ensure that oil and gas companies implement safety measures to reduce risks.

Oceana’s senior campaign director Jackie Savitz commended the president for the decision in an AP article, and had this to say about it:

“The Administration has no choice but to put a hold on offshore drilling. New drilling poses major risks, which we simply can not take, especially while thousands of victims of the ongoing drilling disaster continue to wait for an end to this oil and gas nightmare. 

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