Trump administration's oil drilling plan prompts protests


February 7, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets.

In Oregon, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the state capitol in Salem and planned to go to a hotel where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was holding a public meeting, one of a series in coastal states.

The protesters heard speakers on the steps of the Capitol denouncing the intent to allow companies to drill off the coast, including Elke Littleleaf, a member of the Warm Springs Indian tribe.

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