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VICE: Protesters Take Over Federal Auction of Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf of Mexico

Protesters opposing new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted a federal auction of new offshore leases Wednesday, swarming the New Orleans landmark where the bids were being taken.


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Houston Chronicle Fuel Fix: Winning Gulf lease sale bids total $156 million, 4th lowest since 1983

A crowd of protesters inside New Orleans’ Superdome Wednesday attempted to disrupt a federal auction of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

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International Business Times: Obama Administration’s Plan To Expand Oil And Gas Drilling In Gulf of Mexico Draws Protests In New Orleans

The Obama administration Wednesday opened millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling at a lease sale in New Orleans, drawing hundreds of protestors from across the Gulf region, who rallied outside and within the event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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WNNO.ORG: Protesters Disrupt Oil And Gas Lease Sale At Superdome

Twice a year the federal government auctions off land in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. It’s usually a pretty quiet affair. But on Wednesday hundreds of protesters marched into the Superdome to try to disrupt the sale.

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Wednesday morning, around 300 protesters gathered outside New Orleans’s City Hall and marched half a mile to the Superdome as part of a protest to shut down the auction of a whopping 45 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies.

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Democracy Now: New Orleans: Hundreds Disrupt Oil and Gas Auction

And inside the Superdome in New Orleans, hundreds of protesters noisily disrupted a government auction of oil and gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Chanting "the Gulf is not for sale" and "you can't wash us away," dozens of protesters crashed a meeting on Wednesday at the Superdome in New Orleans, where the Obama administration was finalizing an offshore drilling auction that made nearly 45 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico available to oil and gas development.

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Inside Climate News: Climate Activists Disrupt Gulf Oil and Gas Auction in New Orleans

Protest of 300 people was the latest in a string of actions targeting federal onshore and offshore oil and gas leases.

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The New Orleans Advocate: Guest column: Time to stop new oil leases off coast

Our state and our region are hurting. Slumping oil prices mean fewer jobs and less revenue for the state. We can’t drill our way out of this problem nor can we cling to a hope that this, like the slumps of the 1970s and 1980s, shall pass.


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