Flood-Ravaged Gulf Coast Residents Ask President Obama To Cancel Federal Offshore Drilling Lease Auction

http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/08/24/flood-ravaged-gulf-coast-residents-ask-president-obama-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. They gathered 184,000 electronic signatures over just six days calling for the President and BOEM to cancel its lease auction — scheduled to take place today, August 24. Four members of the group told police on the scene they planned to stay until either they got a response from President Obama or they were arrested. Click here for reuse options! Tags: LouisianafloodsBOEMoffshore oil drillingGulf of Mexico

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