| Reports

Critical Gulf: The Vital Importance of Ending New Fossil Fuel Leases in the Gulf of Mexico

As this report was going to press, a massive storm caused unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, destroying tens of thousands of homes and killing at least 11 people. Thousands of others were forced to evacuate.


| News

RT.com: ‘Keep it in the ground’: Environmentalists gather in DC, demand end to oil drilling on public land

A group of more than 40 protesters gathered in front of the White House in a demonstration against the Department of the Interior, demanding that President Barack Obama end the practice of leasing public lands for fossil fuel extraction.


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GrindTV: Patagonia launches political campaign to rally votes for the environment in 2016 elections

On Monday, Patagonia announced a $1 million, new political action campaign called Vote Our Planet aimed at increasing voter participation across the United States on a slew of environmental issues in the upcoming 2016 elections.


| Blog

I Expect More Violence from the Oil Industry

By Anne Rolfes, Founding Director


| Blog

Hurricane Katrina, Brought to You by Big Oil

This week marks the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


| News

Think Progress: Four Arrested In Protest, But Feds Continue With Plan To Sell The Gulf To Oil Interests

Another 138,000 acres off Louisiana’s coasts will be explored for oil.


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The Guardian: Obama's Offshore Drilling Puts Whales and Dolphins in Peril, Groups Warn

Environmental groups warn president’s climate legacy could be at risk over research showing areas cleared for oil and gas extraction contain marine life


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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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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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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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