Archive for September, 2008

“Drill Here, Drill Now” Crowd Still Not Satisfied

September 29th, 2008

Inaction by Congress will allow the 27-year moratorium on new offshore oil drilling to expire on October 1. Unbelievably, even that piece of bad news may not be the worst development for our coasts. Today we learned that… more »

Senate votes to end moratorium on offshore drilling

September 27th, 2008

This afternoon, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a spending bill that allows the 26-year ban on offshore oil drilling to expire. The end to the ban on oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts is a major victory… more »

Former CIA Director Urges Us to Get Off Oil

September 25th, 2008

It’s not just environmental groups like Surfrider that that are concerned about the short-sighted, dangerous and ineffectual frenzy to “drill baby drill.” In a Scientific American interview, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey says America’s oil dependence is… more »

Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to End – Democrats Show No Spine

September 24th, 2008

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse on offshore oil drilling – it did. Era of Offshore Oil Drilling Ban Draws to a Close After 27 years, the moratorium will expire in days. Democrats say they… more »

Is Drilling the Answer?

September 23rd, 2008

Well, as you might guess, we believe the answer is a resounding NO. But it’s not just us. Check out this article that relies on energy statistics from the U.S. government to argue that OCS drilling will supply,… more »

September 19th, 2008

From League of Conservation Voters: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ecA2L-VuQ] The irreverence of “Drill, Baby Drill” should embarrass and infuriate anyone who cares about our oceans, waves and beaches. more »

“Only Rain In the Storm Drains”

September 19th, 2008

Below, listed by jurisdiction, are the respective numbers for local watershed issues in your area and reporting illegal stormwater discharging in your area! OCEANSIDEWatershed Issues: (760) 435-5800Illegal Discharge: (760) 435-5800 CARLSBADWatershed Issues: (760) 602-7580Illegal Discharge: (760) 602-2799www.carlsbadwatershednetwork.org ENCINITASWatershed… more »

Non-Native gardens possibly doing more harm than they know…

September 19th, 2008

Another reason why it’s important to have Native California plants in your garden, is to prevent the possibility of genetic erosion with nearby Natives. Basically non-native gardens can affect the genetic integrity of native plants that were meant… more »

“Residents fail to meet water conservation goal “

September 19th, 2008

According to San Diego’s Mayor citizens just aren’t doing enough when it comes to water conservation. I’m sure you are getting tired of hearing “you need to do more.” But the fact is that if we don’t do… more »

Drill Rigs Coming to Your Beach

September 18th, 2008

Think there won’t be drill rigs off your beach under the oil drilling bill passed by the House? Think again. more »