Was this election good for the fish? Mostly the answer is yes, also for democracy and government checks and balances. Still, it’s hard to argue that the ocean and climate played a significant role in most campaigns, even if these are issues of survival impacting our food security, jobs, health, where we live and the […]
In this month’s issue, David Helvarg provides an ocean policy update and talks about BFC’s projects including the March for the Ocean (M4O). Dive in.
Photo Credit: NOAA Article on McClatchy DC by: Vera Bergengruen WASHINGTON – The looming possibility of offshore drilling just 50 miles from South Carolina’s coastline could find more than one presidential candidate looking out of their depth as the state’s February primaries approach. Coastal communities, businesses and lawmakers across the state have been taking sides for months […]
WASHINGTON – Environmental activists hope to make opposition to offshore oil drilling a central theme of the 2016 campaign, spotlighting an issue that resonates throughout the nation’s most important swing state of Florida.
Sea Party 2016, an anti-drilling coalition formed earlier this year, has enlisted a broad range of advocates, including liberal environmental organizations and tea-party backed conservatives from coastal states. Coalition members say drilling off the U.S. coastline isn’t just bad for the environment, it’s bad for business, too.
In this month’s edition of Blue Notes we’ll discuss Royal Duth Shell’s withdrawal from the Chukchi Sea, the November 4th Sea Party Press Conference, the launch of Blue Frontier’s new website, Louie Psihoyos’ extraordinary new film ‘Racing Extinction,’ coral bleaching, the convening of the second ‘Our Ocean’ conference in Valparaiso Chili, our field organizer / explorer Margo getting honored by the New York / New Jersey Baykeeper, and the surprising yet exciting great white attack on an unsuspecting sea lion caught on camera in the San Francisco Bay.