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.
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.
The political debate over a Marrero oil recycling center erupted again Thursday (Feb. 11), as West Bank officials joined with New Orleans City Council members to speak out against the plant's efforts to expand its operations.
Environmental groups want President Barack Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico and for the industry to immediately hire 1,000 new employees to address problems with energy infrastructure.
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