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New York Times Video: The Roughneck's Lament
“This is going to ruin my life…We just want the rest of America to actually see the real people you are hurting…and not to shut down the whole oil field because of one company’s mistake.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2010 -

The Roughneck's Lament
New York Times
Rob Harris & Tom Zeller Jr.
June 11, 2010


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If President Obama's drilling moratorium lasts six months, many oil rigs will leave the Gulf of Mexico, probably for years, leaving workers in the local oil industry scared and frustrated.

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