There would not be a petition to write to the FAA if it was totally legal.
Here is a link that you can write to the FAA and plead your case to them.
As far as Statute, it is the wording of the FAA, and you have to read between the lines. My only suggestion would be call your local Detroit FAA office, and tell them you want to fly commercially.
Tell them your business is iTV in Detroit, and that you fly over construction sites and get paid for it.
If you want, I can send the FAA the iTV Detroit, Harry Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org
, information to help assist and get you in the air.
As I stated earlier, I am here to help.