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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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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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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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(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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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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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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Editorial: Don’t expose Atlantic coast to drilling risks

July 13, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Don’t expose Atlantic coast to drilling risks

Orlando Sentinel July 13, 2017 With Republicans and Democrats in Florida and Washington, D.C., fighting like cats and dogs over almost everything, it’s notable — and encouraging — when rival party members come together on the right side on an issue. Recently two U.S. House members — Republican John Rutherford of Jacksonville and Democrat Don […]

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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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