Cherri Foytlin grew up in Choctaw, Oklahoma and moved to Rayne, Louisiana with her husband, Forest, and their six children, in 2005. Forest grew up in south Louisiana and brought his family back after he found work offshore in the oil industry. Cherri found work with a small local newspaper, and the family bought a new house. Three days after they closed of their house, President Barack Obama declared a moratorium on deepwater drilling, and Forest lost his job. Cherri loves living in south Louisiana, but is worried about how they will keep the house and take care of the family.
In the first clip, Cherri describes how the oil spill and the response to it has changed her view of the federal government.
In the second clip, Cherri offers a take on green energy from the perspective of someone who pays the bills with an oil company paycheck.
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