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.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Oceana Finds Plastic Entangling, Choking 1,800 Marine Animals in U.S. Waters
In a report released today, Oceana reveals for the first time the available data on marine mammals and sea turtles swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic in U.S. waters. After surveying dozens of government agencies, organizations and institutions that collect data on the impact of plastic on...
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
We Need President-Elect Joe Biden To Help Build Back Our Oceans
Oceana issued the following statement from Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer: “The abundance of our oceans can be a key to helping us build back better, if we can end the expansion of offshore drilling and restore fishery abundance. Most of our coasts are still slated for offshore oil...
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Thursday, October 01, 2020
Seismic Blasting Efforts Halted in Atlantic Ocean
A status conference on seismic litigation revealed today the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years. The hearing marked a victory for dozens of organizations and thousands of...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Federal Judge Rules That Feds Must Do More to Protect Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales From American Lobster Fishery
In response to a 2018 lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States, Defenders of Wildlife, Conservation Law Foundation, and the Center for Biological Diversity, a federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government must take action to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right...
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Friday, July 31, 2020
President Trump Again Takes Aim at the Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration today released a proposed rule that seeks to weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to Oceana. The ESA, which was passed in Congress with strong bipartisan support and signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1973, serves to protect and conserve threatened...
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Friday, July 24, 2020
House Votes to Protect Coasts from New Offshore Drilling and Seismic Airgun Blasting
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that, if enacted, would block the expansion of offshore oil drilling activities in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Ocean as well as the astern Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2021. The FY21 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Oceana Says Trump Will Eviscerate Foundation of Environmental Protections in US
President Trump today is expected to announce changes that eviscerate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), according to Oceana. NEPA, which was passed in Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970, provides the foundation for the...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
10 Years After BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Oceana Finds No Lessons Learned From Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History
April 20 will mark 10 years since the BP Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history. In a report released today, Oceana examines the cause and impacts of the catastrophe; how those impacts are still being felt today; and whether the disaster...
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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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