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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
April 15, 2015
Gulf Residents Occupy BP HQ Ahead of Gulf Oil Disaster 5-Year Mark

A group of Gulf Coast residents staged a sit-in style occupation this morning inside the main entrance to BP’s Houston headquarters. The activists said this is the first of many demonstrations yet to come across the Gulf South leading up to the April 20th five year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that killed eleven workers and spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days.

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A group of Gulf Coast residents are staging a sit-in style occupation this morning inside the main entrance to BP’s Houston headquarters.  The activists say this is the first of many demonstrations yet to come across the Gulf South leading up to the April 20th five year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that killed eleven workers and spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days.

Under a four story glass atrium in BP’s central lobby, Gulf Coast residents have unfurled a ten foot banner that reads “NEVER AGAIN: No Sacrifice Zones” as well as other banners and signs reading “Extreme Energy our of our Communities” and “No Kill, No Spill: Keep it in the Ground.”

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BREAKING: Gulf Coast residents occupying BP HQ in Houston!

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  • commented 2015-04-15 18:36:06 -0700
    Heroes – all 6. Thank you for standing up and being our voice!