Congress challenged to repeal Obama drill ban

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Contact: Donny Ferguson, 703-200-3669 or donny.f@westerntradition.org

Congress challenged to repeal Obama drill ban

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest grassroots opponent of environmental extremism urged Congress Tuesday to take action to rescind the Obama administration’s latest ban on deep-sea energy exploration, reminding them the ban will thwart economic recovery.

“Obama’s energy jobs ban will directly cause the elimination of tens of thousands of jobs, as well as the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs that depend on those energy jobs in this interlocked economy.  Banning critical energy jobs in the Gulf is the start of a chain reaction as the loss of tens of thousands of energy jobs leads the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs tied to them, and so forth.  Energy prices will be inflated, making goods and services more expensive and forcing employers to cut back to stay afloat.  What jobs may have been created over the next few months will die as Obama’s reckless policies give job creators are given another reason not to invest in recovery,” said Donny Ferguson, Western Tradition Partnership’s National Director of Media and Public Relations. 

 “This is a deliberate attempt by Barack Obama to thwart economic recovery and eradicate badly-needed working class jobs in an industry he harbors a radical green hatred for.  This ban on energy jobs is not supported by responsible science and has nothing to do with protecting the Gulf.  The Deepwater Horizon accident was an odds-defying act on a rig attempting a new type of drilling.  The offshore rigs Obama banned have nothing in common with Deepwater Horizon.  They are no different than the thousands of rigs that have operated for decades without incident,” said Ferguson.

WTP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, WTP is a fast-growing, grassroots-supported non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  The citizens’ group educates the public and lobbies legislators on issues of environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.

For more information, go to http://www.westerntradition.org.  For more information on this issue, or to schedule an interview, contact Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or at donny.f@westerntradition.org.
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