Oceana

Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization. Oceana works to protect and restore the world’s oceans through targeted policy campaigns.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Coastal Business Leaders and Elected Officials Urge Congress to Protect Our Coasts from Offshore Drilling
Business leaders, local officials and state lawmakers are on Capitol Hill today urging Congress to enact offshore drilling protections in the fiscal year 2020 Interior-Environment funding bill. The delegation from 13 East and West Coast states is highlighting the bipartisan opposition to expanded...
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Friday, June 21, 2019
House Votes to Protect Coasts from New Offshore Drilling Activities
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three amendments to the FY20 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies funding bill (H.R. 3052) that block the expansion of offshore oil drilling activities in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. The House also...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Oceana Shines Light on Possible Illegal Fishing and Human Rights Abuses at Sea
Today, Oceana published an investigative report demonstrating the power of technology to shine a light on possible illegal fishing and human rights abuses at sea. Oceana used the Global Fishing Watch mapping platform – a tool that empowers anyone in the world with an internet connection to...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
President Trump Weakens Key Offshore Drilling Safety Regulations
Today, President Trump finalized plans to weaken the Well Control Rule, a key offshore drilling safety measure created to address deficiencies in offshore safety identified in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Deepwater Horizon explosion claimed the lives of 11 people, spilled...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
New Oceana Report Finds Offshore Drilling Still Dirty and Dangerous Nine Years After Devastating BP Disaster
Oceana released a new report today finding that offshore drilling remains dirty and dangerous nine years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, which claimed the lives of 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Yet despite significant shortcomings in offshore drilling safety,...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Groups Seek Court Order Blocking Atlantic Seismic Blasting
A group of conservation organizations today asked a federal judge to block the start of harmful seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, a precursor to offshore drilling, until the case can be fully heard in court. The motion for a preliminary injunction filed in federal court in Charleston...
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Newswire article
Friday, November 30, 2018
Feds to Authorize Companies to Harm Dolphins and Whales with Seismic Airgun Blasting Activities in Atlantic Ocean
Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service will authorize companies to harm marine mammals like dolphins and whales with seismic airgun blasting activities in the Atlantic Ocean. This dangerous and extremely loud exploration method is used by private companies to identify potential oil and gas...
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Senate Committee Advances Bill to End Destructive Drift Gillnet Fishing for Swordfish
Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation unanimously passed the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act ( S. 2773 ), a significant step forward in ending the destructive and wasteful use of drift gillnets to catch swordfish off California. These mile-...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
New Economic Analysis Finds Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens 2.6 Million Jobs and Nearly $180 Billion in GDP
Oceana released a new economic analysis today, which finds that the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan threatens more than 2.6 million jobs and nearly $180 billion in GDP for only two years’-worth of oil and just over one year’s-worth of gas at current consumption rates. Specifically,...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Oceanic Whitetip First Shark Listed as “Threatened” in the Continental U.S. Atlantic
Today, the Trump administration announced the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, the first shark species to receive these protections in Atlantic continental U.S. waters. Although it was historically considered one of the most abundant shark...
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