Tag: Offshore Drilling

Bold Louisiana Statement on Obama Administration Action to Permanently Protect Arctic, Atlantic from Offshore Drilling

The Obama Administration on Dec. 21 took action to permanently protect the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from offshore drilling for oil & gas. Bold Louisiana director Cherri Foytlin’s statement is below. “The decision by the Obama Administration to put the majority of the Arctic and Atlantic into permanent protection is a victory to everyone living on […]
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BOLD Louisiana: A Front Line Holiday 2016

Season’s Greetings! As a front line and grassroots organization, Bold Louisiana is working to make things a little brighter for families on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction and climate chaos. That is why we are asking our supporters to assist us in an annual tradition I started a few years back: A Front […]
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Dear President Obama, Love the Gulf

Cherri Foytlin
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Dear (Still) President Obama, You know us and you know our stories. You know our tragedies, our disasters, and our peril – Katrina, Rita, the BP oil disaster, daily oil spills and all-too-regular fossil fuel related accidents. Not to mention, we’re losing a football field of wetlands an hour in Louisiana, caused by the combined […]
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13 Arrested at Dept. of Interior Sit-in Return to DC for Court Hearing Thursday

13 Arrested for Dept. of Interior Sit-in Return to DC for Court Hearing Thursday Bold Louisiana’s Cherri Foytlin, Leaders of Rainforest Action Network, Friends of the Earth & Indigenous Groups Among Those Arrested Washington — Thirteen frontline and indigenous climate leaders will be in Washington this week, facing their first court hearing after being arrested on […]
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Bold Louisiana Joins 70 Organizations Calling on Pres. Obama to Protect Gulf of Mexico

Today, Bold Louisiana joined nearly 70 organizations in a letter to Pres. Obama urging him to halt new leasing to drill for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico: “We urge you to build on the unprecedented progress you have already made by ensuring no new leases in the Gulf of Mexico are included […]
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Bold Louisiana’s Cherri Foytlin Arrested During Sit-in at Dept. of Interior to Call for End to Gulf Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2016 Over 40 Frontline, Indigenous, and Climate Leaders Occupy Dept. of Interior to Demand President Obama End Fossil Fuel Lease Sales Keep it in the Ground leaders from across the country risk arrest to demand President Obama end new fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters   WASHINGTON D.C. – This […]
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Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016 Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution Burning Oil, Gas From U.S. Offshore Leasing Could Push Global Temperatures Past Caps Set by Scientists, Nations NEW ORLEANS— Burning the fossil fuels under unleased federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico […]
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Hundreds Participate in “Another Gulf Is Possible” Week of Resistance, Solidarity and Love

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2016 Hundreds participate in “Another Gulf Is Possible” Week of Resistance, Solidarity and Love Grassroots organizations, national allies and activists in historic display of unity for social, racial, economic and climate justice amidst catastrophic flooding in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, August 20th, nearly 200 Gulf Coast residents and […]
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Moving Gulf Fossil Fuel Lease Sales Online Won’t Halt Public’s Growing Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2016 Moving Gulf Fossil Fuel Lease Sales Online Won’t Halt Public’s Growing Opposition to Offshore Drilling 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. […]
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Bold Louisiana Joins Gulf Coast and Alaska Communities in Letter Opposing Online Lease Sales

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2016 Legislation would marginalize public input on offshore fossil fuel leases WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources will vote on a bill today that could alter the longstanding practice of holding offshore fossil fuel lease sales in person and instead relegate them to an internet-based […]
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