| News Protesters Crash Gulf of Mexico Offshore Drilling Lease Auction

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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WWLTV.COM: New report raises concerns about state air quality

Three of St Bernard Parish's largest companies are also contributing to one its largest problems; greenhouse gases.

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WWLTV.COM: Marrero refinery brings concern to Uptown residents

The controversy with the Vertex Refinery in Marrero expands across the river. Those in Uptown say it's creating a major headache, in more ways than one.

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NOLA.COM: Marrero oil recycler Vertex draws opposition from politicians

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.

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The Times-Picayune: Groups plan to 'Surround the Superdome' to stop new Gulf drilling

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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WDSU News: Louisiana environmental groups to protest against new drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico

By Kelsey Davis

NEW ORLEANS — Two groups wanting to put an end to new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico are pushing for people to join their cause.


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