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Dear America: Here Are the Facts on Offshore Drilling

Dear America: Here Are the Facts on Offshore Drilling

By Pete Stauffer For those of us who love the coast, the negative impacts of offshore oil drilling are obvious. Offshore drilling has a proven track record of polluting the ocean, damaging coastal economies and threatening a way of life enjoyed by millions of people. Yet, the oil and gas industry—and the elected officials who […]

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    Coastal Recreation and Tourism Businesses Fight Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal

    Coastal Recreation and Tourism Businesses Fight Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal

    The Surfrider Foundation and leaders of the coastal recreation and tourism industry on Thursday presented Department of Interior representatives with a surfboard and letters signed by more than 1,000 coastal businesses and elected officials in opposition to new offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters. From Florida to Maine and California to Washington State, businesses including […]

    White House to Release Offshore Drilling Plan

    White House to Release Offshore Drilling Plan

    By Pete Stauffer The Trump administration is expected to unveil the new Five Year Offshore Oil Drilling Plan as early as this week, after signing an executive order earlier this year to expand offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters. Expanded offshore oil drilling threatens recreation, tourism, fishing and other coastal industries, which provide more than […]

    Offshore Oil Drilling May Be Coming to a Coastline Near You

    Offshore Oil Drilling May Be Coming to a Coastline Near You

    By Pete Stauffer It’s nearly impossible to convince certain people, most notably leaders of our federal administration, that bold action is needed on climate change, but recent events have certainly made a compelling case. Three major hurricanes have battered U.S. coasts in recent months, impacting the lives of millions of people and causing billions of […]

    Fighting for a Plastic-Free Ocean

    Fighting for a Plastic-Free Ocean

    By Pete Stauffer Plastic pollution is suffocating the ocean and the animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean and the number grows every day. This pollution is ravaging our marine ecosystems, entangling and choking wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish and turtles. […]

    David Suzuki: Straws Suck

    David Suzuki: Straws Suck

    Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, their only real purpose is to keep your mouth from touching a glass or ice. It made more sense in the days when contaminated vessels were more of an […]