Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Time is running out to protect the Atlantic coast

August 6, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Time is running out to protect the Atlantic coast

The government doesn’t even try to estimate the number of fish and invertebrates killed or harassed due to seismic airgun blasting. Florida Today August 6, 2017 By Frank Knapp Jr., Guest columnist President Trump has proclaimed that his administration is seeking “American energy dominance.” The reality is we’re already there. The United States produces more […]

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Tenth right whale found dead: ‘This population can’t sustain another hit’

August 4, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Tenth right whale found dead: ‘This population can’t sustain another hit’

August 4, 2017 Times Colonist By The Canadian Press ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The first North Atlantic right whale to turn up dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a 10-year-old male, back on June 7. Researchers had spotted it just six weeks earlier in Cape Cod Bay, looking healthy. Another was a vital […]

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Florida’s WWII training left untold hazards for oil speculators

August 2, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Florida’s WWII training left untold hazards for oil speculators

August 2, 2017 Florida Today By Jim Waymer FORT PIERCE — Before D-Day hit Normandy, our heroes stormed the beaches here. Now, 75 years later, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is combing the beach and ocean for the bombs, rockets and other munitions left behind at the former Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base. […]

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Ron Littlepage: Seismic testing off Florida coast is a dumb idea

August 1, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Ron Littlepage: Seismic testing off Florida coast is a dumb idea

August 1, 2017 The Florida Times Union By: Ron Littlepage The wicked witch refuses to die. The Obama Administration pushed for seismic testing, a prerequisite for oil and gas drilling, in the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. East Coast. That proposal stopped at Georgia and didn’t include Florida, but the harmful effects on sea life […]

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Governor McAuliffe, stand with Virginia businesses and coastal communities

July 31, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Governor McAuliffe, stand with Virginia businesses and coastal communities

July 31, 2017 Richmond Times-Dispatch By: Bruce Thompson Earlier this month, the City of Norfolk joined every major coastal community in Virginia — including my hometown of Virginia Beach — to oppose offshore drilling. I wholeheartedly applaud these localities for taking a stand and seeking to protect communities and critical economies from the significant risks […]

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Governor to make offshore drilling announcement

July 25, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Governor to make offshore drilling announcement

Normangee Star July 22, 2017 By Madeline Patrick “As Governor Cooper underscored, there’s just too much at risk for North Carolina with offshore drilling – handsome white sand beaches that draw tourists from around the world, rich estuaries and fishing industry, and a whole Southern and coastal way of life”. Cooper noted that the BP […]

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Cooper Vows to Lead Offshore Drilling Fight

July 21, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Cooper Vows to Lead Offshore Drilling Fight

Coastal Review Online July 21, 2017 by Mark Hibbs ATLANTIC BEACH – Flanked Thursday by mayors of a half-dozen eastern North Carolina communities, Gov. Roy Cooper cited the threat to the “robust coastal economy” from proposed offshore drilling and seismic exploration for oil and natural gas off the state’s coast and pledged to lead the […]

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(NC Governor) COOPER: Offshore drilling & seismic testing “not off our coast”

July 20, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on (NC Governor) COOPER: Offshore drilling & seismic testing “not off our coast”

WITN-TV July 20, 2017 FORT MACON, N.C. (WITN) – Governor Roy Cooper says the state will oppose seismic blasting off our coast which he says is the first step toward offshore drilling. The federal government has set tomorrow as the deadline for comments on seismic testing, and the governor says the North Carolina Department of Environmental […]

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Norfolk City Council votes to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling

July 19, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Norfolk City Council votes to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling

WAVY.com July 18, 2017 By Joe Fisher NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing. The city cites tourism, the U.S. Navy, the Port of Virginia and the environment as reasons for their decision. The U.S. Department of Interior previously endorsed seismic testing and oil and […]

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Letter: Not about energy

July 18, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Letter: Not about energy

Charleston Post and Courier July 18, 2017 The rhetoric about Atlantic Coast offshore oil drilling has been upped from “energy independence” to “energy dominance,” but it is not really about energy — it is about oil producers’ stock prices. For example. Exxon Mobile lists 20 billion barrels of reserve, representing about 87 percent of the […]

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