The slow down of drilling permits is taking it's toll. A new study shows that small and medium size businesses are being seriously impacted in Louisiana due to these issues.

The people behind the poll, Greater New Orleans Inc and their President Michael Hecht, say that they surveyed 102 companies in the industry and they aren't pulling profit.

Hecht says that he hopes that Washington gets the hint with this information. He wants to keep this issue relevant and not let it fall back in peoples minds.