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  • VIDEO: Obama's Anti-Drilling Agenda Endangers Gulf Coast Economy

    Last year in the midst of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Heritage sent a team to the Gulf Coast to view the clean-up effort firsthand. At the time, the deepwater drilling moratorium was only beginning to disrupt the region’s economy. Today, one year after the oil spill, the Obama administration’s anti-drilling agenda poses a serious threat to recovery.

    Heritage recently returned to the Gulf Coast to hear from business owners. Partnering with the Institute for Energy Research, we produced a video featuring Leslie Bertucci, owner of R and D Enterprises. She welcomed us to her warehouse with a weary smile, handed us hard hats and cheerfully guided us through her equipment yard, even as she explained the difficulties she’s endured since the spill — most especially as a result of the offshore drilling moratorium and the subsequent slowdown in deepwater permits.

    Bertucci is a hard-working mother of six, who, with her husband, built her business from its start in a spare bedroom of her home to the industrial campus it is today. She says the drilling moratorium has caused her company’s revenue stream to all but dry up. R and D Enterprises supplies equipment to transport chemicals to and from deepwater oil rigs. When those rigs aren’t allowed to drill, R and D’s equipment sits idle in Bertucci’s once-empty-but-now-full equipment yard. Click here to share her story.

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    7 Responses to VIDEO: Obama's Anti-Drilling Agenda Endangers Gulf Coast Economy

    1. Chris Wilkes Michiga says:

      The one in charge does not care he's to intetested in ruining the great ole United States as we speak !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Richard, New Orleans says:

      This Administration says they are focused like a laser on job creation, yet this policy killed 10000 jobs. Clearly actions speak louder than words. Especially words from Washington…

    3. Al, Williamsburg, VA says:

      I have family in South Louisiana. They point out that the drilling rids are leaving the gulf in droves. because they cannot be idle. Even if it costs them millions to move them, they need to be producing. Therefore, guess what? They are not comming back any time soon and the Feds know that. It is a long term blow to the economy and our social fabric.

    4. Barbara, California says:

      I agree with Chris. We need to make the change in 2012. The "man in charge" is clearly not interested in making our country great. He is bent on destroying it!

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