Unfortunately for almost four years President Trump has treated the nation’s ocean frontier as little more than a gas station and a garbage dump as he attempted to open up 90 percent of U.S. coastal waters to oil and gas drilling despite bipartisan opposition from governors of coastal states. His administration also undermined environmental laws and regulations […]
In 2020 Climate became a serious national election issue. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, House Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee introduced an “Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act,” the first bill ever aimed at using ocean and coastal resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while helping coastal communities equitably adapt to climate change impacts. It’s an overdue corrective not […]
If you truly want to understand what Donald Trump has done to our public seas during his presidency, you might want to start with “Trump on the Ocean.” Read David Helvarg’s article in The Progressive.
Climate change, misguided fire suppression, population boom—the current wildfire crisis has been building for decades, and crews are now fighting in unprecedented conditions. Read David Helvarg’s article in National Geographic here.
Coming ashore as a Category 4, Hurricane Laura is our 15th anniversary reminder that Hurricane Katrina was a failure of the imagination and that we’ve been falling short on disaster preparedness ever since. “I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees,” President George W. Bush told Diane Sawyer after New Orleans, a below-sea level city, went aquatic in […]