Crowley makes moratorium opposition known, Mayor Jones, city council approve letter during Tuesday meeting
On Wednesday, the city of Crowley mailed their letter of opposition to the deepwater drilling moratorium to President Barack Obama. Several other cities across Louisiana have taken the same action as a moratorium on drilling will possibly devastate Louisiana’s economy as well as put thousands of people out of work. The letter reads as follows:
Dear Mr. President,
As the mayor of Crowley, Louisiana, I write to urge you to reconsider the recently imposed Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium. This effort is devastating to the economies of cities all along the Gulf Coast and only compounds the existing difficulties caused by the oil spill. It creates hardships for the families in our communities and will have a lasting impact for years to come.
I am including a resolution recently approved by the City of Crowley Board of Aldermen supporting a reduction in time for the moratorium from the current four month period to 30 days. Please don’t penalize the citizens of Louisiana for this accident any further.
Again, Mr. President, I urge you to reconsider your position. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me at 337-783-0824.
The letter was approved by the city council during their Tuesday meeting with Alderwoman Laurita Pete the lone dissenter stating that “she would like to know more about the safety of the people and the environment.”