The federal government persists in hindering efforts to begin new offshore drilling for energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

However, the Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee (LSSC) contends that the states never did delegate authority over their territorial waters or seabeds to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution and therefore retain the authority to regulate them according to their own laws.

The LSSC has drafted legislation to give this constitutional fact the force of law. To read the Freedom to Drill Act, please visit the LSSC web site:

If any readers would like to help us find a state legislator willing to sponsor this Act (in Louisiana or any another state similarly situated), we would greatly appreciate your help.

Walt Garlington
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