About 200 people protest Gulf oil spill, offshore drilling at rally in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 200 people protested the dangers of offshore drilling at a rally in New Orleans.
Protesters signed a large banner Saturday that said "This Is Your Crude Awakening," in reference to the April 20 oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and so far has spilled at least three million of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Some protesters held signs with slogans such as "Clean, Baby, Clean" and "Save Our Wetlands Now."
Sierra Club President Allison Chin says America needs to clean up more than just the Gulf Coast.
Software salesman John Sconza says he's angry the spilled oil wasn't stopped sooner.