Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

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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Seismic testing…Where have all the fish gone?

April 3, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Seismic testing…Where have all the fish gone?

We now have a study on the effect of a 2014 seismic testing survey on fish that use a nearby reef off the North Carolina coast.Ms. Avery Paxton was part of the research team that used microphones and cameras to document the impact. According to a story in the Carteret County News-Times: Ms. Paxton said that noise […]

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BAPAC Goes to the Hill

April 1, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC Goes to the Hill

Nine members of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast met with 22 Congressional offices on March 30th and 31st. Our Hill Day volunteers came from Maine to Florida and represented the hospitality, fishing, investment and general business community (see below for a list of BAPAC participants).  The elected leaders and their staffs heard […]

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Government oversight of offshore drilling is ineffective, says the US Government

March 24, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on Government oversight of offshore drilling is ineffective, says the US Government

“Delivering offshore energy to the American people is safer than ever as a result of industry’s leadership and continuous investments in safety . . . and an enhanced regulatory regime.” That’s the marketing pitch for offshore oil drilling from Energy Tomorrow, a product of the American Petroleum Institute. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon environmental and economic […]

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Welcome to BAPAC

March 21, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on Welcome to BAPAC

Thank you for reading this first blog of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC), the leading business organization working to ensure the long term health and economic vitality of the Atlantic seaboard through responsible stewardship of the coastal and ocean waters. The support BAPAC has received since our organizational meeting in North […]

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