Tag: OCS

The Tantrum of the Oilmen

If it wasn’t otherwise abundantly clear, the splurge of Executive Orders (EO) over the last two weeks confirm that the US President has handed the reins (or should I say “handed the reign”) of the executive branch over to the…

Marine Mammals and Mapping

I’ve just returned from a symposium on “Cetaceans and Noise Mapping” sponsored by NOAA and agency partners Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The purpose of the meeting was to explore and expand…

Off to Washington

While our mission is to understand the impacts of human-generated noise on marine life, we also work to bring our understanding into the public dialog to inform policy and practice. So as you read this Gwynn and I will be…

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…

ESA and NEPA threats

While the following issues are not specifically about ocean noise pollution, they will impact the regulatory environment that allows us to protect our ocean from the “death of a thousand (ticker-tape) cuts.” Depending on how these issues fall, all of…