Lafayette, LA – U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) today issued the following statement in remembrance of the eleven men killed in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy on April 20, 2010.

“One year ago today, eleven lives were lost in what became one of the greatest environmental tragedies in American history,” Boustany said. “All Louisianans know someone who works in the energy sector, from the dedicated rig workers who must leave their families for weeks at a time, to engineers and scientists who are constantly developing new methods of safe American production.  Since day one of the tragedy, I have worked and will continue to work closely with these energy producers to ensure safety remains the top priority. I thank all of them for their work, and I ask you to please keep the families of the eleven men whose lives were lost in your prayers today.”
On April 20, 2011, the Deepwater Horizon platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers: Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto and Adam Weise.