News Release | Environment America

Drilling Agency Reorganization is Good But ‘No Drilling’ is Even Safer

Today Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director, Michael Bromwich, announced a reorganization of that bureau designed to emphasize drilling safety and a new drilling safety advisory panel of experts.

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President’s Oil Spill Commission Report Reinforces Need to Protect America’s Coasts

Today President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission released its final report on the causes of the Gulf disaster with detailed recommendations for avoiding future catastrophes. Environment America and the Surfrider Foundation released the following statement. Both organizations have worked to defend America’s beaches and oceans from the expansion of offshore drilling. Mike Gravitz, Oceans Advocate of Environment America said the following:

News Release | Environment America

Spill Commission Chapter Reinforces Need for Protecting Our Coasts

This morning President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission released chapter four of their report to be released in full on January 11th.

News Release | Environment America

Maryland Environmental Group Responds to Revised Bay Cleanup Plan

Today Maryland agencies submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revised plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is publicly available at this website and is part of the bay-wide "pollution diet," a collaborative effort between federal and state partners aimed at restoring the bay and its source waters. After an initial review of the plan, Environment Maryland Policy Advocate Tommy Landers issued this statement.

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Offshore Wind is Next Clean Energy Wave for Atlantic States

Up and down the Atlantic coast, states and offshore wind developers are making significant progress in advancing offshore projects, according to a new report. The report finds up to six gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects have been proposed along the Atlantic coast - the equivalent of about five coal-fired power plants and enough to power about 1.5 million average U.S. homes. Based on government analysis, the Atlantic Ocean has significant offshore wind potential, with over 212 GW of wind resources in shallow waters where current technology is best suited.

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