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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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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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Morning Consult: BOEM to Live-Stream Offshore Drilling Lease Sale, to Protesters’ Chagrin

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its first-ever live-streamed lease sale for offshore oil and gas drilling on Wednesday, prompting protests from environmentalists who say the public has been cut out of the process.

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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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Gulf Residents Occupy BOEM office in Louisiana To Demand That President Obama Cancel Upcoming Fossil Fuel Lease Sale

Flooding debris from damaged homes damaged piled at BOEM’s front door

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The Hill: Activists Arrested at Offshore-Drilling Protest

Four protesters were arrested in Louisiana on Tuesday when they refused to leave an office building housing the federal agency responsible for offshore drilling.

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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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Advisory: Faith and Environmental Leaders Hold Climate Change Reflection and Prayer outside Rep. Scalise’s Office

When: Thursday, June 23rd, 10 am to 10:45 am

Where: Representative Steve Scalise’s Metairie office, 110 Veterans Blvd

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Seventy Young Faith Leaders and Constituents to Representative Scalise: Act on Climate Change

For Immediate release

June 23, 2016

Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909

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The Advocate: ‘The person I trust least’: State Rep. Neil Abramson’s controversial tactics win him few fans among legislators

Perhaps no bill matters to state lawmakers more than the measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of state dollars annually to build roads, repair buildings and construct sewer systems back home. So lawmakers were understandably antsy Monday afternoon, hours before the regular session would end, when they couldn’t find the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Neil Abramson, for the second day in a row. Abramson wanted to bottle up the bill, which was up for final approval in the House, because he didn’t like changes made to it by the state Senate.


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