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Gulf Coast Residents Rally against New Offshore Oil Lease in New Orleans Second Time in Three Weeks

Today Gulf Coast residents and their allies in the environmental and social justice movements rallied and spoke against federal plans to issue 10 new offshore fossil fuel leases in the Gulf of Mexico, continuing the momentum from a historic, high-profile demonstration against another Gulf lease sale last month at the Superdome.

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Info on April 18th / Five Year Plan

Gulf of Mexico - Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program

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Advisory: March 23rd, 2016: Historic call for an end to new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

March 23rd, 2016: Historic call for an end to new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

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Residents Demand No New Offshore Oil Leases in Gulf of Mexico

Hundreds to Rally Against March 23 Lease Sale at New Orleans Superdome

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Letter to the President Urging Action on Lease Sales

March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama 
The White House 
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20500 

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Press Release: Community Groups Intervene to Defend Air Pollution Controls on Oil Refineries

The new air standards for oil refinery emissions, released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year (despite being more than a decade overdue and not as strong as they should have been) represent a major step forward for communities that live near these refineries.

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Press Release: Environmental Justice Hero and Goldman Prize Recipient Margie Richard to Join March 23rd Gulf Drilling Lease Action at New Orleans Superdome

Local residents and citizens across the country plan to Surround the Superdome to stop tens of millions of acres of public waters from being auctioned off to fossil fuel giants

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Historic call for an end to new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico

February 3, 2016                                                                                For immediate release

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

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Earthjsutice: Community and Environmental Groups Sue the EPA to Remove Refineries’ “Free Pass to Pollute” Petition and Lawsuit Urge EPA to Strengthen Protections from Cancer-Causing Air Pollution

Community and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit on Feb. 1, 2016, against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging unlawful regulatory loopholes that will expose communities to unnecessary cancer-causing pollution. 

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The Advocate: Public gets more time to comment on Vertex plant expansion

The public will get an extra 15 days to weigh in on a proposal by a Marrero oil recycling plant to increase its daily capacity by about one third, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.


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