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Sit-in at Interior Dept. Demands Obama End Oil Leases on Federal Land

HeadlineSep 16, 2016

In Washington, D.C., several people were arrested during a sit-in at the headquarters of the Department of the Interior, demanding the Obama administration stop leasing of federal land for oil and gas drilling. The sit-in came after activists delivered a petition signed by more than a million people demanding the end of the lease sales. This is one of the protesters at the sit-in. bq.

Protester: “We are mothers. We are daughters. We are sisters. We are here because our American public needs to know. BOEM don’t want you to know; we want you to know. We need your help. Help us. Help our family. Help our land. Help our community.”

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