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March 9, 2023

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1 in 14 environmental protesters gather across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas where the CERAweek energy conference is taking place on March 8, 2023. The Climate Criminals parade and protest were hosted by the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition and the Save Texas campaign to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisiana.Leanora Benkato/ ContributorShow MoreShow Less Texas’ campaign, across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, home of the CERAweek energy conference on March 8, 2023. The “climate criminals” parade and protest were held on the Permian Gulf Coast Save Texas coalition and campaign to raise awareness of the negative impacts of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisiana.Leanora Benkato/ContributorView MoreSh Less 3 in 14 environmental protesters gather across from the George R. 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The Climate Criminals parade and protest was hosted by the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition and the Save Texas campaign to draw attention to the negative Impact of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisiana.Leanora Benkato/ContributorShow MoreShow Less The Climate Criminals Parade and Protest was hosted by the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition and the Save Texas Campaign to raise awareness of the negative impacts of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisian a the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, where the CERAweek energy conference is being held, on March 8, 2023. The Climate Criminals parade and protest was organized by the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition and the Save Texas Campaign held to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisiana.Leanora Benkato/ContributorShow MoreShow Less 8 of 14 environmental protesters gather across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston , Texas, home of the CERAweek energy conference on March 8, 2023. The “climate criminals” parade and protest was hosted by the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition and the Save Texas campaign to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and Louisiana.Leanora Benkato/ContributorMore showshow less The CERAweek energy conference will take place on March 8, 2023. The ‘climate criminals’ parade and protest took place on the Permian Gulf Coast The coalition and ‘Save Texas’ campaign to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuel pollution on communities in Texas and LouisianaLeanora Benkato/ ContributorsShow MoreShow Less Convention Center in Houston, Texas, home of the CERAweek energy conference, on March 8, 2023. 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About a dozen activists protested against fossil fuel development on the Gulf Coast on Wednesday outside of S&P Global’s CERAWeek, the annual international energy conference in downtown Houston. The Permian Gulf Coast Coalition organized the protest, which included activists from communities in Texas and Louisiana calling for an end to oil and gas export terminal projects in the Gulf of Mexico. James Hiatt, a coordinator for an environmental justice organization in Lake Charles, La., acted as moderator for the demonstration. “There has to be a 12-step oil and gas program,” he told the small crowd, referring to the method popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous for recovering from life-threatening addictions.

Kyra Buckley is an energy reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

Kyra specifically covers the region’s oil and gas companies and focuses on drilling and oilfield services. Before joining the Chronicle’s business desk in April 2022, Kyra spent two years reporting on energy at Houston Public Media. She previously worked at NPR member stations in Colorado and Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism and Political Science in 2015.

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