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Conventional and Chemical weapons on ocean floor—Now a NUCLEAR WEAPON!!!

July 20, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - No comments

This week Mr. James Barton officially warned the National Marine Fisheries Service that indiscriminate seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic will potentially lead to the release of chemicals from munition dump sites.  The threat to humans and dolphins is serious. Now the stakes are raised to a nuclear concern. Below is an NPR story from […]

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Unrestricted Seismic Testing Threaten Dolphin and Beachcombers with Exposure to Chemical Weapons

July 19, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - No comments

(Comments submitted by James Barton to the National Marine Fisheries Service in regard to seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic.) 18 July, 2017 Modern seismic airguns used to detect off shore natural resources miles below the sea bed have ample power to disrupt severely corroded yet otherwise stable concentrations of sea dumped munitions, thereby inviting […]

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Bombshell Dropped in Comment Period for Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic: Humans Are Now in Danger

July 19, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Last week Shelly Island off the North Carolina coast was evacuated by authorities due to what appeared to be an unexploded, heavily marine-corroded military ordinance—that’s a bomb to us non-military folks. After a long day of concern, according to TV station WRAL Navy explosive experts determined that the object was fortunately a training ordinance from […]

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House Testimony by Peg Howell Against Offshore Drilling

July 12, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Statement of Margaret S. Howell Founder Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic   House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing on “Evaluating Federal Offshore Oil and Gas Development on the Outer Continental Shelf”   July 12, 2017 Chairman Gosar, Ranking Member Lowenthal and Honorable Committee Members: Good morning. My name […]

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Comments to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Marine Fisheries Service

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: - No comments

July 5, 2017 Jolie Harrison Chief, Permits and Conservation Division Office of Protected Resources National Marine Fisheries Service 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Dr. Walter Cruickshank Acting Director Bureau of Ocean Energy Management U.S. Department of Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Comments on Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to […]

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More Congressional opposition to Atlantic Coast seismic testing

June 29, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Today, Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released a bipartisan letter with 103 signatures of U.S. House members being sent to Interior Secretary Zinke in opposition to giving permits for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic to explore for oil. The opposition in Congress to seismic airgun blasting is growing. Below is […]

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Seismic Blasting Devastates Ocean’s Zooplankton (critical marine mammal food)

June 23, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: - Comments Off on Seismic Blasting Devastates Ocean’s Zooplankton (critical marine mammal food)

NRDC June 22, 2017 By Francine Kershaw Seismic airguns exploding in the ocean in search for oil and gas have devastating impacts on zooplankton, which are critical food sources for marine mammals, according to a new study in Nature. The blasting decimates one of the ocean’s most vital groups of organisms over huge areas and […]

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Eye-opening Testimony from Interior Dept. Secretary Zinke

June 22, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Eye-opening Testimony from Interior Dept. Secretary Zinke

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testified to the House Committee on Natural Resources today. Here were his most significant comments regarding offshore oil drilling. Secretary Zinke said that his top priority is generating revenue to help balance his agency’s budget. He said that federal royalties from offshore oil leases have dropped and that increasing federal revenue […]

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Preoccupation with Energy Independence is Over Says the Wall Street Journal

June 17, 2017 - By: - In: BAPCA Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Preoccupation with Energy Independence is Over Says the Wall Street Journal

Yet another dagger has been thrust into the heart of the advocates of drilling for oil in the Atlantic. And none other than by the Wall Street Journal wielded the knife. It its June 16th editorial the WSJ laid to rest the argument that the U.S. must explore for oil in the Atlantic and drill […]

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