As you can imagine, many in the industry have already signed this petition. For those who wish to do so and are not employed in the industry, please consider saying so even if you just enter "citizen".
I've signed. It's my understanding that not only are these Louisiana jobs being lost but the leased equipment on the rigs is going to be sent on to overseas jobs.
I've also "shared" the site on my Facebook page - social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become quick, efficient ways of sharing urgent information. On Skip's link, just scan down to "Share" - there are comments and discussions on the Facebook page and an easy way to share the site on one's own page.
Signed it. Sean Hannity had a group gathered in New Orleans on his show the other night upset and concerend about this. Even people whose buisnesses are in the process of being devastated by this spill were saying they do NOT wanting the moratorium. Virtually everyone in that New Orleans audience was against it.
Six months won't destroy the industry or us and safety reforms can't even be done in 30 days. We'll get back on track with drilling again soon enough. I can't support an unreasonable position of fixing a long-broken problem in only 30 days. Consider we are allowing identical platforms to operate as we post.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More