In response to the Trump administration’s plans to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to oil and gas exploration, Sea Save Foundation has joined politicians and other conservation groups to oppose the effort. California leaders are extremely vocal in their dissention. “It’s more important than ever that we send a strong statement that California will not be open for drilling along our coast, which could devastate our multi-trillion dollar coastal economy, our coastal waters and marine life,” says Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara. Legislators will introduce a bill to protect the waters up to 3 miles off California’s coast, beyond which the federal government has jurisdiction. “Nothing galvanizes bipartisan resistance in California like the threat of more offshore drilling, said Coastal Commission chair Dayna Bochco.
2. The Big Apple Takes Aim at Big Oil
4. U.K Microbead Ban Takes Effect
5. Cold Snap Threatens Sea Turtles and Manatees
6. Small Fishermen Ask That Pulse Fishing Be Banned Again
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