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Police jurors want moratorium lifted

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LAKE CHARLES, LA. (KPLC) -Calcasieu Police Jurors join their voices to others demanding that the government end a moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and they predict economic disaster if the ban goes six months. The oil spill in the gulf is itself enough of a tragedy for the region to bear say jurors who are joining other police juries in the state-- in efforts to end the moratorium on deep water drilling.

Juror Sandy Treme who serves on the State Police Jury Executive Board says they are convinced it will mean an end to the oil and gas industry as Louisiana knows it if the moratorium goes six months. "Six months they're going to pick up and leave and we're going to be out not 20,000 jobs but maybe closer to 300,000 jobs. This is all about us fighting to survive. That's what this is about."

Some jurors wanted to urge that the government immediately end the ban. Says Juror Hal McMIllin, "When we had the mine disaster, that was very tragic. Lives were lost. We didn't shut down mining in West Virginia and I don't see why we're shutting down deepwater drilling in Louisiana and off the coast here."

 Yet others felt it important for police juries throughout the state to speak with a united voice. Juror Chris Landry told colleagues, "Instead of sending out a different message because the thirty days is up, it doesn't matter."

Others urge the moratorium should be no longer than 30 days from when it started. Says.Juror Francis Andrepont, "Thirty days to reevaluate the situation in the gulf is sufficient. Six months folks, there are going to be a lot of people out of work. A lot of innocent people who can't pay their bills."

Parish officials say the moratorium began May 27th. The resolution will be sent to President Obama, Governor Bobby Jindal and members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation.

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