This week, the United Nations Environment and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego to discuss the problem of marine debris (not more readily called "plastic pollution") that is plaguing our ocean.
From Maine to Florida, California to Washington State, and almost all of Alaska - no coastal waters are safe from the impacts of offshore oil drilling if this plan gets approved. The likelihood for yet another spill is just too high to risk our coastal economies, beach vacations, marine wildlife, and pristine coastlines. This is especially true for the quaint coastal communities of America’s Southeast. Hundreds of concerned coastal community members from the Carolinas and Georgia have rallied during BOEM public meetings in opposition to this dreadful plan.
On Feb 16th, six passionate students and leaders of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Surfrider club descended upon Washington D.C. to lobby against offshore oil drilling and other ocean protections as part of Surfrider’s Ocean Recreation Hill Day.
On Thursday, February 22, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the nation's highest court to review lower court decisions for public access at Martins Beach.
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