The federal moratorium on energy exploration affects much more than just the energy companies who operate in the Gulf of Mexico. Many companies can - and will - pack up and take their operations and migrate to other locations across the globe.
The Gulf Coast drilling industry infrastructure can’t be turned on and off like a switch, so it is the American energy consumer who loses out along with the all those who are employed by companies invested in finding energy here in America.
A blanket moratorium is a ban on an energy secure America in addition to it being a drag on our country's economic recovery.
Help me fight for the Americans whose livelihoods depend on American jobs to responsibly produce our American energy resources.
By signing this petition, you will be joining me in sending a clear message to President Obama that we need to keep and save these vital energy jobs by lifting the ban and allowing these hard working Americans the chance to go back to work.