Category: Fossil Fuel Industry

Alaska – “ground zero” for climate change

If you happen to be in Homer Alaska this evening (Oct. 7) drop on by the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center I will be giving a presentation sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) about the impacts of petroleum industry…

Increasing evidence of Seismic Survey impacts on marine life

An article was published in the BBC News website referring to a recently published paper by Lucia Di Iorio and Christopher Clark[1] indicating that seismic surveys can interfere with Blue Whale feeding behaviors. The letter mentions that the blue whales…

5 Year Outer Continental Shelf leasing plan hearings

Last Thursday was the final public hearing on the 5 year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing program. While this was the last chance to stand up in public to express yourself about the program, it is not the last chance…

Bristol Bay Oil Leases

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is the world’s most productive fishery – 40% of all wild fish eaten in America are pulled from these waters. So it is a puzzlement to many of us that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is considering…

Offshore oil drilling constrained by military toxics dumping grounds.

Outer Continental Shelf hero Richard Charter sent us a rather depressing article. (excerpted below) It seems that proposed oil operations off the New Jersey coast will be constrained by some very reckless chemical weapons dumping done by our military. This…

House approves offshore drilling

This afternoon the house voted and passed a bill that would allow offshore oil drilling. This bill would change a 30 year moratorium on offshore oil extraction – if it it can be reconciled to a complimentary Senate bill, and then be approved by…