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    Four protesters concerned about a proposal about oil drilling off Maine's coast stand outside during the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management event Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Surfrider Foundation's Northeast Regional Manager Melissa Gates leads a chorus of "No!" after asking if people supported drilling for oil off the Maine coast during a news conference Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    People chat with officials from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center after an event exploring the idea of drilling for oil off Maine's coast.

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    Rep. Robert Alley Sr., D-Beals, one of two lobster fishermen serving in the Legislature, speaks during a news conference Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center. Beals and others talked about their concerns about the prospect of drilling for oil off Maine's coast.

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    Renee Orr, strategic resources chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, answers questions from reporters Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center after an event exploring the idea of drilling for oil off Maine's coast.

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