Letter to Secretary Jewell

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December 14, 2015

Dear Secretary Jewell:

We are writing to you today to urge you to implement the federal government’s proposed offshore drilling safety rule, including provisions for blowout preventers. The eleven lives lost during the BP Disaster are a clear and tragic example of why these rules are needed.

We learned from news reports that Louisiana’s Governor‐elect John Bel Edwards wrote to you questioning these rules. We respectfully disagree with our Governor‐elect.  

We need strong federal laws to protect our lives, our children, our environment, our coast, our fisheries, our seafood, our culture and our way of life. Ordinary people in Louisiana are behind the Department of the Interior’s push for stronger safety measures.

Sincerely,

350 Louisiana – Alicia Cooke, Renate Heurich  

Andrew Jacoby, Esquire

Gulf Restoration Network – Cynthia Sarthou, Executive Director

Louisiana Bucket Brigade ‐ Anne Rolfes, Founding Director

(Contact person for this letter. Phone – 504.452.4909)

Louisiana Progress Action, Frances Kelley

Mothers for Sustainable Energy and Idle No More Gulf Coast, Cherri Foytlin

Vanishing Earth – Jonathan Henderson, President

Cc:  

Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

Chauntra Rideaux, Public Affairs, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

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