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 edition of Blue Notes we’ll discuss Sam Farr’s recent announcement that he will not seek re-election, the growth of the Sea Party, the dire need to stop offshore drilling off the coast of the Atlantic, coral bleaching, and Louie Psihoyos’ extraordinary new film ‘Racing Extinction.
So what do conservative Reps. Curt Clawson of Florida and Mark Sanford of South Carolina, liberal Rep. Sam Farr of California, climate activist Bill McKibben, a former petroleum engineer, an evangelical minister and a surfer all have in common? No, it’s not a joke. They all spoke out against offshore oil and gas drilling at a press conference earlier this month for the newly formed Sea Party Coalition. The Sea Party aims to make opposition to proposed offshore drilling a major issue in 2016.
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 […]
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.