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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Monday, March 29, 2021
Oceana Applauds President Biden Offshore Wind Plan as ‘Game-Changing’
Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced new leasing, funding, and development goals to advance offshore wind energy in the United States while also creating new American jobs. In response, Oceana released the following statement from Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer: "Offshore wind...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
President Biden to Pause Leasing for New Offshore Drilling
Today, President Biden is expected to sign an executive order pausing all federal offshore and onshore oil and gas leasing. “Oceana applauds the president's bold action to halt new offshore oil and gas leasing. More drilling means more climate pollution that we simply cannot afford. Climate change...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Oceana Calls President Biden’s Initial Actions on Climate "Hope for Our Oceans"
President Joe Biden intends to issue an executive order today to address the growing climate crisis, including a commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement. In response, Oceana released the following statement from Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer: “President Biden’s swift action on climate...
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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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