New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she's sympathetic to the administration's argument that it needs a leader in this tough economy. But she says the oil industry is stuck trying to deal with new rules enacted after the BP oil spill. Landrieu says she supports efforts to ensure drilling is safe.
"What I'm not supportive of is, under the guise of doing that, is - you know - shutting down drilling, which is a major industry, in the Gulf of Mexico."
The White House in July nominated former Citigroup executive Jack Lew to lead the budget office. Landrieu says talks are still under way with the administration to get more drilling permits approved.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.