Miyoko Sakashita

Miyoko Sakashita is a senior attorney and director of the Oceans Project at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
We Can't Let it Be... More Plastic Than Fish in Our Sea
News that plastic pollution will exceed all the fish in the sea by 2050 is beyond appalling -- it's unacceptable. We need bold action to stop plastic garbage from choking out ocean life. One ocean and two big problems: We need to end overfishing and confront our throwaway society. Both goals are...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Obama’s Approval of Arctic Oil Drilling is a Bitter Betrayal
The news came swift and sudden, though not unexpected: The Obama administration had approved Shell’s permits to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. It came like a punch in the gut. How could he ? Not only will this put Arctic wildlife directly in harm’s way of oil spill but it will push us...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
5 Years After: Deepwater Horizon's Lessons Go Unlearned
Remember that helpless, infuriating feeling watching gallon after gallon of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico in the spring and summer of 2010? After Deepwater Horizon - the worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history - came the mantra: Never again. But now, as we mark the fifth anniversary of BP's...
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Why Is the 'Climate President' Approving More Oil Drilling?
Something doesn't compute here. Last week, President Obama rightly declared in his State of the Union address: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This week, the Obama administration announced plans open up the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling and...
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say
Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public health. Now the oil industry is ramping up fracking offshore, in our delicate coastal ecosystems...
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment
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