Aug 30, 2010 7:19 PM by Melissa Canone

Jindal Pushing To End Moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal got another chance to push
for an end to the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling.
Jindal met Monday with two members of the president's commission
investigating the BP oil spill - former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and
National Geographic Society executive Terry Garcia.
Jindal says the moratorium endangers thousands of jobs. He also
urged the commission to press BP to fund a testing program to
assure the public that Gulf seafood is safe; and he pressed for
faster action on coastal restoration.
Graham said consideration of the coastal restoration and seafood
issues - but not the moratorium - are part of the commission's
mandate. But Graham also stressed that the moratorium is a pause in
drilling, not the end of it.


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