Associated Press: Oil and Gas Protestors Lose Ground to Online Auctions

The auction adjourned more than three hours early but not before police escorted out eight protesters who were chanting and carrying signs. Such scenes have become routine at BLM auctions in Western states over the past couple years.

“Our message was really clear this morning. No new pipelines, no new leases,” said Tess Geyer with the Rainforest Action Network. (read more)