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Months after drilling ban was lifted, Gulf businesses still struggle

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A worker from Johnny’s Propeller Shop in Morgan City, La., makes a repair underwater. The shop services ships that work with the oil rigs. Business fell hard when the drilling moratorium was imposed after the BP spill. The shop manager hopes that the lifting of the ban and tough new rules on boat safety will bring more work.

PHOTO: Melanie Stetson Freeman

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