Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

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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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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