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Congress is willing to risk lives of dwindling whales and dolphins

November 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - No comments

BY LEE TALBOT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR THE HILL At the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee in 1969, I pointed out that there was more economic benefit from whale watching than whale hunting. My fellow committee members laughed skeptically. After all, their job was to provide a scientific rationale for bigger whale hunting quotas for the countries […]

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Editorial: End shenanigans with Puerto Rico

November 7, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel November 7, 2017 By THE FORT LAUDERDALE SUN SENTINEL The last thing U.S. territory needs is the whiff of scandal involving aid efforts. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of 3.4 million people, continues to struggle with the largest power outage in our nation’s history. Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria […]

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Without drilling for oil in the Atlantic, geopolitical goal is being achieved

October 31, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Washington Examiner story by John Siciliano tells the progress the U.S. is making in oil exports and what that has already achieved in geopolitical terms.  All without offshore drilling in the Atlantic and destroying our vibrant East Coast economy. Here are the highlights of this story: -“Oil exports increased by 300,000 barrels per day […]

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill may be largest in America since BP disaster

October 22, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico oil spill may be largest in America since BP disaster

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette October 17, 2017 By Nico Grant / Bloomberg News An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig and killed 11 people. LLOG Exploration reported about 7,950 to 9,350 barrels of […]

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Editorial: Wrong message on offshore oil

October 20, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Wrong message on offshore oil

Charleston Post and Courier October 19, 2017 Despite nearly universal opposition to offshore drilling among coastal South Carolina residents and their elected representatives, state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, R-Murrell’s Inlet, recently told a congressional panel that Georgetown would be an ideal spot for the oil industry to build the infrastructure needed to support offshore rigs. That’s […]

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Beach cities say no to offshore drilling, but that’s not what Congress was told

October 12, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Beach cities say no to offshore drilling, but that’s not what Congress was told

By Audrey Hudson ahudson@thesunnews.com Activists who oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing gathered at Plyler Park in May for the Hands Across the Sand event sponsored in Myrtle Beach by SODA and the Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation. Matt Silfer for The Sun News. October 11, 2017 6:22 PM Testifying before a congressional panel on Wednesday, S.C. […]

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Atlantic City offshore wind developer all-in on green energy

October 7, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Atlantic City offshore wind developer all-in on green energy

Southern New Jersey Development Council October 6, 2017 The European energy company developing a wind farm 10 miles off Atlantic City is exiting the fossil-fuels business and going all-in on sustainable energy. The Atlantic City project is on track to open between 2020 and 2025, said Thomas Brostrom, president of North American operations for the […]

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As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers

October 3, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers

“We haven’t seen this level of mortality in right whales since we stopped whaling them” in coastal New England in the 1700s The New York Times October 2, 2017 By KAREN WEINTRAUB MOUNT DESERT ROCK, Me. — From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats […]

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