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    OMSA issues statement about Bloomberg poll on offshore drilling

    News // July 23, 2010

    The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) recently issued the following statement about a Bloomberg national poll on the ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    "The results of the national poll of Americans who were asked about their view on the Obama Administrationís moratorium on deep-water drilling are very telling, with 73 per cent, saying ďa ban is unnecessary, calling the worst oil spill in US history a 'freak accident,'Ē according to Bloomberg.

    Said OMSA: "The moratorium to halt drilling will cut the legs out from under a Gulf Coast economy that is already reeling from the initial spill. It will cause a ripple effect from the offshore workboat operators who supply oil rig equipment all the way down to the grocery stores who supply food for the mariners."

    "The moratorium is short-sighted and will cripple an already hard-hit maritime industry operating in the Gulf Coast region. The American people are right to oppose the ban on drilling. We canít afford to continue to play Russian roulette with the thousands of jobs in America that depend on the offshore energy sector and we cannot allow a shutdown of offshore activity to make us even more dependent on foreign oil," said OMSA.

    The poll results and story can be found at:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-14/americans-in-73-majority-oppose-ban-on-deepwater-drilling-after-oil-spill.html.

     

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