When it comes to offshore oil and gas drilling, a politician’s party affiliation is normally a good indicator of his or her views on this controversial issue. For the most part, Republicans support drilling in U.S. waters. More often than not, Democrats (at least outside of Louisiana) are skeptical of, or outright opposed to, more […]
“My umbilical is stuck,” MK1 Michael Pearsall reports. “Primary banks going down,” DV1 Geri Cabrera says from where she’s monitoring her fellow diver’s air, communications and depth on the XLDS (Extreme Lightweight Diving System). We’re on a Coast Guard pier in Alameda, Calif. It’s a hot, clear day, and we can see his bubbles about […]
From New Orleans after Katrina to a Daring San Francisco Bay Rescue, up-from-below Leadership Took Center Stage In the book turned Disney action movie “The Finest Hours,” out Jan. 29, Chris Pine plays real-life Coast Guard hero Bernie Webber. In February 1952 Webber and his crew of three saved 32 of 33 sailors trapped on […]
The day before President Obama rejected the terrible idea of pumping oil tar sands through the Keystone Pipeline he signed into law a bill to protect our ocean from illegal, unregulated and unreported (pirate) fishing. Blue Frontier is particularly thrilled not only because it’s the right thing for our ocean (as is getting off of […]
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