Hundreds of protesters stormed inside the Superdome in New Orleans this week to disrupt a federal auction for Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases. They waved signs, carried banners and chanted "Shut it down!" and "the Gulf is not for profit!"
Obama's permission violates the rights of human beings and nature!
After the Maconda drilling DISASTER, no sane politician would trade the riches (many of them priceless) of the complex Gulf States' ecosystems for a handful of almost worthless paper cash.
The low oil prices provide a chance for Mother Nature to recover while people with both intelligence and love for life (including human beings and all other life forms) progress in instituting wiser energy systems; those that do not burn up the planet so that a handful of energy consortiums can live like kings while consigning billions of species to extinction.