Gulf Coast residents are risking arrest at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in New Orleans. They are demanding that President Obama cancel the auction where millions of acres of the Gulf will be sold to the oil and gas industry.

Debris from the homes of residents impacted by the recent Louisiana floods was brought to the front door of BOEM‘s office with a simple message: More Drilling = More Floods.

Right now at least three people are risking arrest inside the office after delivering a petition signed by over 170,000 people demanding that the auction be cancelled.

The auction is today.


Please also DONATE to support Gulf Coast residents impacted by the recent floods:bit.ly/GulfSupport

About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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