Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Add another Attorney General to the legal team

July 22, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Add another Attorney General to the legal team

Another state attorney has weighed in to oppose seismic airgun blasting permits for the Atlantic. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring submitted his official comment to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) yesterday. This brings to 10 the number of AGs bringing the authority of their offices to the massive and growing opposition to seismic airgun […]

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9 Attorneys General come out swinging against seismic testing in the Atlantic

July 22, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on 9 Attorneys General come out swinging against seismic testing in the Atlantic

All parties involved in the fight over the Trump administration considering permits for seismic airgun blasting expected that lawsuits would fly if those permits for oil exploration in the Atlantic were granted. The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast and numbers of environmental groups like the Natural Resource Defense Council and Oceana had made […]

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De-Scientizing Interior

July 21, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on De-Scientizing Interior

BAPAC has made it very clear that we will legally oppose any permits issued for seismic testing if only because it would be a political decision not one based on science and facts (as the decision was based upon in January).  Joel Clement’s experience (below) clearly demonstrates Interior’s willingness to block scientific decisions and to use […]

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

July 20, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Conventional and Chemical weapons on ocean floor—Now a NUCLEAR WEAPON!!!

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: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Unrestricted Seismic Testing Threaten Dolphin and Beachcombers with Exposure to Chemical Weapons

(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: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Bombshell Dropped in Comment Period for Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic: Humans Are Now in Danger

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: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on House Testimony by Peg Howell Against Offshore Drilling

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: BAPAC Blog - Tags: - Comments Off on Comments to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Marine Fisheries Service

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: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on More Congressional opposition to Atlantic Coast seismic testing

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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VA Beach Meeting

June 23, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on VA Beach Meeting

SAVE THE DATE Join Lynnhaven River NOW, the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Sierra Club, and Ocean Monday, June 26th at 7:00 pm At the Brock Environmental Center 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Va. Beach VA 23455 Click here to RSVP With special guests: Jay Ford, Virginia’s Eastern Shorekeeper Mark Swingle, Director of Research & Conservation […]

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