Jul 20, 2010 11:28 PM by Jim Hummel

Deepwater Horizon Victim's Mother Supports Moratorium

On the eve of Lafayette's "Rally for Economic Survival," and more than 90 days after her son was killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Geneva Manuel of Eunice is speaking out in favor of President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling.

"I know that this affects a lot of jobs, but if the president would insist that each rig would be checked out first, then it'd be safer for the men to work," she said in a phone interview.

Manuel's son, 56 year old Blair was one of 11 killed in the April 20th explosion in the Gulf.  His mother says she feels for those who've suffered the economic impacts of the moratorium, but in light of her son's death, she says she will not support Wednesday's rally. 


Jim Hummel


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