President Obama should lift the six-month moratorium on shallow-water drilling that was imposed in response to the massive BP oil spill in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, said a Louisiana congressman.
“I don’t think you just take a knee-jerk approach to shutting everything down,” Congressman Charles Boustany (R-La.) told CNBC. “There’s a responsible way to do this.” (Watch the interview here.)
Boustany is spearheading a bipartisan effort asking Obama to allow shallow-water drilling saying that it is safer than deep-water drilling, which is also subject to the moratorium.