Water & Oceans

"California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push"

"When oil companies drill offshore, they still need to build infrastructure onshore, things like pipelines and helicopter pads. And it's cities who control the zoning and building permits that allow that, not the federal government." That gives state and local governments a way to say no."

Source: NPR, 02/09/2018

"Dems Call For $1 Trillion Federal Investment In Infrastructure"

"House Democrats on Thursday called for $1 trillion in federal dollars for an infrastructure overhaul, a proposal that comes just days ahead of the announcement of President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal."

Source: The Hill, 02/09/2018

UN Agency Targets Black-Carbon Pollution From Ships"

"Governments are slowly advancing efforts to reduce climate and health impacts of soot."

"Governments are poised this week to begin discussing rules to curb black-carbon pollution from ships, after nearly seven years of preparation. The sooty emissions, which are produced by diesel engines, warm the climate and harm human health.

Source: Nature, 02/08/2018

"Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Water Rule"

"Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands and small waterways protected by the Clean Water Act."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2018

Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in Water’s Path

"Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of federal floodplain and industrial data shows. About 1,400 are located in areas at highest risk of flooding."

Source: NY Times, 02/06/2018
June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018

SeaWeb Seafood Summit

International leaders and representatives from the seafood industry will gather in Barcelona, Spain to collaborate, connect and create a global marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

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