During President Obama’s visit to a flood-ravaged area near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this week, a group of environmental activists delivered a petition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) protesting the planned leasing of more of the Gulf of Mexico for oll and gas drilling.
Ocean Energy Management offered 23 million acres of offshore leases for auction Wednesday. After a series of anti-drilling protests in New Orleans, the federal agency sealed its offices and conducted the auction online.
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