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Feds schedule Gulf offshore oil lease sale for November

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The Biden administration has scheduled an offshore oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico in mid-November obeying a court order. The Democratic president's moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands was blocked by a judge in June. The government said it would resume sales while appealing that order. An industry group official says the sale is important for American workers and security. An environmental attorney calls offshore drilling "dirty and dangerous folly." The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced in a news release Thursday that the sale will be livestreamed from New Orleans. Alabama Public Radio won its 4th national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for its documentary “Oil & Water: 10 Years Later.” The program investigated the ongoing impact of the 2010 BP oil spill. The award winning documentary featured two of APR’s Gulf coast correspondents Guy Busby and Lynn Oldshue.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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  • The Alabama Public Radio documentary, featuring APR Gulf coast correspondents Guy Busby, Lynn Oldshue, and APR news director Pat Duggins, won APR's 4th national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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