Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

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

June 23, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC 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: BAPAC 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: BAPAC 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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French Seismic Company Files for Bankruptcy. Needs Permit to Blast the Atlantic for New Revenue

June 16, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on French Seismic Company Files for Bankruptcy. Needs Permit to Blast the Atlantic for New Revenue

In the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) press release on June 5, 2017, I pointed out that President Trump “should put America’s Atlantic Coast first and not the profits of foreign seismic companies and their multi-national big oil clients.” The Paris-based oil exploration company I singled out was CGG Services. Now Reuters reports that […]

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Send a message to the Feds and to Your Governor

June 14, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on Send a message to the Feds and to Your Governor

Send a message to the Feds and to Your Governor Say NO to seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic The Big Oil wants to conduct underwater blasting right off the east coast. The noise is the loudest in the ocean which the federal government says will kill, harm and harass up to 138,000 marine mammals. […]

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Tell the Feds ASAP to let the Atlantic alone

June 6, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Tell the Feds ASAP to let the Atlantic alone

NO seismic airgun blasting Use this easy online form June 6, 2017 The 30-day comment period has started. That means that we are literally only months away from seismic airgun blasting of the Atlantic from Delaware down to Cape Canaveral, FL, if we don’t stop it. Commercial fish and invertebrates, marine mammals and sea turtles […]

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Statement of Rick Baumann, founder of Murrells Inlet Seafood, NRDC Presser – June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Statement of Rick Baumann, founder of Murrells Inlet Seafood, NRDC Presser – June 5, 2017

My name is Rick Baumann. I have been working in one or more facets of the seafood business for over 50 years. I have seen the changes from the prospective of a harvester, wholesaler, retailer and restaurateur. The company I founded, Murrells Inlet Seafood, is located in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina. The entire […]

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BAPAC Newsletter

May 25, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC Newsletter

Newsletter May 2017 Trump Budget Undercuts Arguments for Atlantic Coast Offshore Drilling President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget released this week undercuts two critical arguments made by proponents of offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic according to the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC). First, the Trump budget proposes to […]

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Myrtle Beach says “NO” to Big Oil

May 21, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Myrtle Beach says “NO” to Big Oil

Yesterday people all along the Atlantic Coast joined together for the 8th annual Hands Across The Sand demonstration against seismic testing and offshore drilling for oil. Here is a fantastic video of the press conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. Citizens, elected officials, businesses and sporting organizations came together to protect the Atlantic Coast form airgun […]

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Dolphin Populations Hit by BP Oil Spill Will Take 40 Years to Recover, Report Finds

April 9, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Dolphin Populations Hit by BP Oil Spill Will Take 40 Years to Recover, Report Finds

Oceana blog March 2, 2017 By: Allison Guy Bottlenose dolphin populations affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster will take 39 years to recover to their former abundance. That’s one of several sobering conclusions from a recent edition of Endangered Species Research dedicated to the spill. In a series of related reports, researchers revealed that […]

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