Politicians from Louisiana have called for the six month moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to be lifted in a bid to save the region’s devastated economy.
As new studies suggest that oil has been spewing into the gulf twice as fast as previously thought, politicians have called on Senators in Washington to allow drilling to restart to bring work to the region and help alleviate the hardship caused to the local population.
“Every day I have a mom that comes in front of me and asks me ‘Mr. David, how am I get food to my kids?”, one politician told the hearing.
Meanwhile a 134 year old oyster fishing company in New Orleans is set to close because it is no longer able to operate – just one example of how the spill is starting to impact the real economy.