BATON ROUGE (June 15, 2010) - Governor Bobby Jindal is dispatching a delegation - led by Lt. Gov Scott Angelle - to meet with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other federal officials on Wednesday, June 16, to discuss the significant economic impact of the drilling moratorium and ask the administration to quickly end the moratorium so thousands of Louisianians do not lose their jobs. In addition to the economic impact, they will discuss potential alternatives for implementing the Department of Interior's proposed safety recommendations.
The delegation will present Secretary Salazar with a petition put together by the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) that calls for the federal government to swiftly implement proper safety standards and lift the drilling moratorium. To date, mo! re than 83,000 people have joined the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) and signed the petition calling on the President to end the drilling moratorium. The petition can be found online at www.GEST.LA.gov .
Members Of The Delegation Include:
•Lieutenant Governor Scott A. Angelle
•Lori LeBlanc, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
•Louisiana State Senator Norby Chabert
•Louisiana State Representative Gordon Dove
•Charlotte Randolph, Lafourche Parish President, President of Parishes Against Coastal Erosion (PACE)
•Ms. Arlanda Williams, Terrebonne Parish Council Chairwoman
•King Milling, Chairman of America's Wetland Foundation
•Chett Chiasson, Executive Director, Greater Lafourche Port Commission
•Dr. Loren C. Scott, Loren C. Scott & Associates Economist
•Ted Falgout, Ted M. Falgout & Associates, LLC
•Dr. Darryl Bourgoyne, Director, LSU Petroleum Engineering Technology Transfer Laboratory
Photo courtesy of Louisiana Governor’s Office.