Tag Archives: East Coast

Op-Ed: The risks oil lobbyists don’t want you to know

Obama BPAs the Obama Administration nears a final decision about opening the Virginia coast to offshore drilling, outsider oil and gas industry representatives have ramped up their campaign to drill. But these oil lobbyists do not represent the many Virginians that stand firmly opposed to the proposal to open our coasts to offshore drilling — business owners, community members, fishermen, and families along the coast. After all, we’re the ones whose jobs would be put at risk if offshore drilling begins off our coast. Read the op-ed here 16:14

East Coast Climate Change & Fisheries Governance Workshop March 19 – 21,

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Information, and Agenda here 11:14

Fairness and equality

How many threatened loggerhead, green and marine sea turtles and the endangered Kemps Ridley turtle are off the coast of the United States? How many are off the North Carolina coast? These questions need answers. Because for years and years only commercial fishermen — those who provide restaurants and markets with seafood — have been required to report any interaction they have with sea turtles. Read more here  17:48

A potentially troubling development – Dolphin virus turns up in 4 dead whales

The virus that has killed nearly 800 bottlenose dolphins off the East Coast has turned up in four whales that have washed ashore, a potentially troubling development if it is shown to be the cause of their deaths, a government marine expert said Thursday. [email protected] 16:26

Navy: Training, testing may kill hundreds of whales, dolphins and injure thousands

The studies were done ahead of the Navy applying to the National Marine Fisheries Service for permits for its activities. The Navy said that the studies focused on waters off the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Southern California and Hawaii from 2014 through 2019, the main areas that the service branch tests equipment and trains sailors. [email protected] 08:01

The East Coast’s Next Big Threat – Seismic Airguns – Oceana starts facing real issues.

Seismic airguns could be the East Coast’s next big threat. In fact, the federal government is currently considering allowing their use to search for offshore oil and gas deposits in an area twice the size of California, stretching all the way from Delaware to Florida. [email protected]