Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

A Few More Days for Public Comments on Offshore Drilling Plan

August 14, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on A Few More Days for Public Comments on Offshore Drilling Plan

August 14, 2017 Public News Service By Dan Heyman RICHMOND, Va. — The public has until Thursday to comment on the first step towards a proposal that could open the Virginia coast to offshore drilling. The Trump administration may roll back an Obama-era plan to make much of the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil and […]

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August 17 is deadline for comments

August 7, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on August 17 is deadline for comments

Urgent!! August 17 is deadline for comments on offshore drilling We’re making it easy for you to tell the feds to keep offshore oil drilling out of the Atlantic. Business organizations should share this with their members. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is accepting public comments until August 17th to start this two year […]

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Time is running out to protect the Atlantic coast

August 6, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Time is running out to protect the Atlantic coast

The government doesn’t even try to estimate the number of fish and invertebrates killed or harassed due to seismic airgun blasting. Florida Today August 6, 2017 By Frank Knapp Jr., Guest columnist President Trump has proclaimed that his administration is seeking “American energy dominance.” The reality is we’re already there. The United States produces more […]

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Is Challenger to SC Governor McMaster Willing to Sell Out Coastal Economies

August 6, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Is Challenger to SC Governor McMaster Willing to Sell Out Coastal Economies

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, has made it very clear that he opposes both seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Atlantic. Now one of his challengers in next year’s GOP primary has weighed in on the issue of offshore drilling. According to the Charleston City Paper, Catherine Templeton spoke to a town […]

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Tenth right whale found dead: ‘This population can’t sustain another hit’

August 4, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Tenth right whale found dead: ‘This population can’t sustain another hit’

August 4, 2017 Times Colonist By The Canadian Press ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The first North Atlantic right whale to turn up dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a 10-year-old male, back on June 7. Researchers had spotted it just six weeks earlier in Cape Cod Bay, looking healthy. Another was a vital […]

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Florida’s WWII training left untold hazards for oil speculators

August 2, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Florida’s WWII training left untold hazards for oil speculators

August 2, 2017 Florida Today By Jim Waymer FORT PIERCE — Before D-Day hit Normandy, our heroes stormed the beaches here. Now, 75 years later, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is combing the beach and ocean for the bombs, rockets and other munitions left behind at the former Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base. […]

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Ron Littlepage: Seismic testing off Florida coast is a dumb idea

August 1, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Ron Littlepage: Seismic testing off Florida coast is a dumb idea

August 1, 2017 The Florida Times Union By: Ron Littlepage The wicked witch refuses to die. The Obama Administration pushed for seismic testing, a prerequisite for oil and gas drilling, in the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. East Coast. That proposal stopped at Georgia and didn’t include Florida, but the harmful effects on sea life […]

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Governor McAuliffe, stand with Virginia businesses and coastal communities

July 31, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Governor McAuliffe, stand with Virginia businesses and coastal communities

July 31, 2017 Richmond Times-Dispatch By: Bruce Thompson Earlier this month, the City of Norfolk joined every major coastal community in Virginia — including my hometown of Virginia Beach — to oppose offshore drilling. I wholeheartedly applaud these localities for taking a stand and seeking to protect communities and critical economies from the significant risks […]

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DoD says DO NOT ENTER!

July 30, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on DoD says DO NOT ENTER!

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) official comment period for the seismic airgun blasting applications to kill, injure and harass up to 138,000 marine mammals and millions of fish and invertebrates in the Atlantic is over.  The NMFS can approve the applications for this outdated oil-exploration method literally at any time. This would enable the […]

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