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Moving Gulf Fossil Fuel Lease Sales Online Won't Halt Public's Growing Opposition to Offshore Drilling


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Moving Gulf Fossil Fuel Lease Sales Online Won't Halt Public's Growing Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Center for Biological Diversity

NEW ORLEANS - Gulf Coast community groups and their allies in national environmental organizations today criticized the Obama administration’s decision to hold a lease sale for nearly 24 million acres of offshore fossil fuels on Aug. 24 behind closed doors — a step clearly designed to limit public pressure that’s been mounting against leases in the Gulf of Mexico and around the nation. The groups vowed to continue demonstrations and protests against the Aug. 24 lease sale and future lease offerings.

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