With immense gratitude, I would like to thank the people of south Louisiana for their heroic efforts in breaking through the Obama administration’s moratorium to get an offshore drilling permit issued this week.
Over the last 10 months, we have not only joined as a region of concerned citizens but also as a resilient community of hard-working Americans determined to put our families, friends, and neighbors back to work.
Last week’s permit is not because of any one person, elected official, or government agency. This monumental first step was achieved solely because of our unity and determination.
Now that this permit has been issued, some of us can go back to work. However, we must all continue to fight together until this administration returns to a timely permitting process.
Our mission is not complete. We must continue to write letters, send emails, and organize rallies; and I will continue to march the halls of Congress echoing the shouts of south Louisiana.
Let this cause be a reminder – as we face the challenges of coastal restoration and hurricane protection – that when we stand unified for a common cause, south Louisiana can accomplish anything.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry,