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Democracy Now!: Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. 

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Associated Press: Few Bids Received in Protested Gulf of Mexico Drilling Lease Sale

The federal government says three companies are bidding on acreage in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas — and they’ve made a total of 24 bids on 24 tracts out of more than 4,000 offered.


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Color Lines: #NoNewLeases Launch Protests To Halt Online Sale of Offshore Drilling Leases

The federal government launched its first-ever live-streamed auction of offshore drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico earlier today (August 24)—amid ongoing protests against it.

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Democracy Now!: Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Gov't Holds Massive Gulf Oil & Gas Lease Auction

On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes.

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DeSmog Blog: Flood-Ravaged Gulf Coast Residents Ask President Obama To Cancel Federal Offshore Drilling Lease Auction

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.

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Earth Island Journal: Feds Move Oil & Gas Lease Auctions Online in Effort to Avoid Opposition

23.8 million acres of leases in Gulf of Mexico are being auctioned today amid protests from community activists and environmentalists

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Free Speech Radio News: U.S. Auctions Gulf of Mexico Oil Leases as Residents Clean Up in Baton Rouge

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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Petro Global News: Four Arrested in New Orleans While Protesting Gulf of Mexico Lease Auction

Four people were arrested on Tuesday while protesting an offshore lease auction at a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office in Louisiana.


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Associated Press: 4 Arrested in Protest Against Federal Oil Lease Sales

Four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales were arrested Tuesday at the suburban New Orleans building where the leasing agency has offices, an attorney said.


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Common Dreams: Gulf Residents Arrested Telling Obama: More Drilling Equals More Floods

A group of Gulf residents were arrested after occupying the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) office in New Orleans on Tuesday, where they were demanding that President Barack Obama cancel an imminent lease sale for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.


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