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Today’s Offshore Marine Service Shout Out Goes to…

May 17, 2011

If you’re a frequent reader of (or better, RSS subscriber to) our Media Coverage Page, you know I’m tracking relevant industry news all day long.

From time to time, someone says something spot on about the President’s energy policy and the effect that it’s having on Gulf workers. I’d like to share these with you from time to time as a tribute to our allies who are fighting to get us back to work.

So, without further adieu, today’s shout out goes to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who slammed new White House plans to accelerate oil-and-gas development as a public relations stunt. Here’s what he said:

“Permits are what really matters, and by refusing to issue permits in any meaningful way, the administration is showing its true colors in this debate.

“If the administration were serious about increasing domestic energy production, it would increase leases — and address this administration’s de facto moratorium on permits.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Jim Adams

Jim Adams
President and CEO, Offshore Marine Service Association

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