Coastal Care

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Stop all drilling off our coasts: A NRDC Petition

Stop all drilling off our coasts: A NRDC Petition

The Obama Administration just released a new five-year plan that puts our cherished Atlantic coast off-limits to Big Oil for now, but opens the fragile Arctic to dangerous new oil and gas leasing and drilling. Any drilling in these pristine waters threatens the Arctic and its wildlife with the risk of a devastating oil spill and will drive more climate-wrecking carbon pollution for generations to come.

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U.S. Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling in Atlantic Coastal Waters

U.S. Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling in Atlantic Coastal Waters

The Obama administration on Tuesday pulled back its plan to sell new oil and gas leases off the southeast U.S. coast, ceding to environmental concerns and continuing a trend among federal agencies to slow fossil fuels development in an era of climate change. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the decision was made because many coastal communities oppose oil drilling off their shorelines.

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Corrosion outside oil pipeline caused crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year

Corrosion outside oil pipeline caused crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year

External corrosion on an oil pipeline was the root cause of a leak that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast in May, federal regulators reported Wednesday.

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Federal government agrees to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until environment review

Federal government agrees to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until environment review

The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday.

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Spain court finds captain, British insurer liable for Prestige oil spill

Spain court finds captain, British insurer liable for Prestige oil spill

Spain’s Supreme Court said Tuesday it had found the captain, British insurer and owner of an oil tanker that broke up off northwestern Spain in 2002 liable for one of Europe’s worst environmental disasters.

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Bill Introduced to Cap Old Oil Wells

Bill Introduced to Cap Old Oil Wells

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has just introduced a bill to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. It is estimated that there are more than 200 of these so-called ‘legacy’ wells in California, the majority located along the Summerland and Ellwood beaches in Santa Barbara County and along the Central Coast.

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Obama’s offshore drilling plan meets heavy resistance along Atlantic coast

Obama’s offshore drilling plan meets heavy resistance along Atlantic coast

Irate residents in small coastal towns say Obama’s plan to open a new fossil fuel frontier would harm endangered marine life – as politicians warn of ‘tragedy’.

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Coastal erosion uncovers oil buried on Gorleston beach in 1978, UK

Coastal erosion uncovers oil buried on Gorleston beach in 1978, UK

Coastal erosion is to blame for exposing oil that was buried on a Norfolk beach almost 40 years ago. The oil was originally washed ashore from a tanker, the Eleni V, which sank off the coast in 1978.

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Estimates of offshore drilling’s benefits exaggerated, report says

Estimates of offshore drilling’s benefits exaggerated, report says

A report released Tuesday and prepared for the Southern Environmental Law Center, contends that the potential economic benefits, as cited in a prior report released in 2013 by the American Petroleum Institute, have been exaggerated and don’t take into account the potential loss of jobs in tourism, commercial fishing and other business sectors.

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