Archive for September, 2009

Consumers’ cuts drying up revenue for districts

September 30th, 2009

This was a particularly frustrating article – it showed on one hand what Surfrider’s been preaching for years: that if we just conserve water, we can make a big impact on our demand and supply, and potentially won’t… more »

September 30th, 2009

Cantor Fights Kaine Over Ruining Virginia’s Shoreshttp://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Cantor-Fights-Kaine-Over-Ruining-Virginias-Shores-62858542.html Offshore Drilling Bill Passes House; Panhandle Chambers Oppose (FL)http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/62680207.html more »

Event Recap

September 29th, 2009

Whew, what an event. For the first time in event history, the paddle ’round the pier was ‘postponed’ til next year because of big waves. There were 8-10+ faces on the sets and some waves were brushing up… more »

September 29th, 2009

Cities and county unite to oppose offshore drilling (FL)https://mex07a.emailsrvr.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=a6c8ab8b5893498e891ae87860261c45&URL;=http%3a%2f%2fwww.heraldtribune.com%2farticle%2f20090929%2fBREAKING%2f909299982%3fTitle%3dCities-and-county-unite-to-oppose-offshore-drillingSarasota County and its four cities unanimously approved a resolution to maintain the bank against oil drilling off of Florida’s coast. Let’s Talk About Off Shore Oil Drilling (CA)https://mex07a.emailsrvr.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=a6c8ab8b5893498e891ae87860261c45&URL;=http%3a%2f%2fblogs.venturacountystar.com%2fpropaganda%2f2009%2f09%2flets-talk-about-off-shore-oil.htmlJust imagine… more »

The End of Oil?

September 29th, 2009

Oil is the curse of the modern world; it is “the devil’s excrement,” in the words of the former Venezuelan oil minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, who is considered to be the father of OPEC and should know…. more »

North American Development Bank signs US$22 million loan for water and wastewater works in Tijuana, Baja California

September 29th, 2009

San Antonio, Texas – The North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Tijuana water utility, Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Tijuana (CESPT), have signed a loan agreement for up to $300 million pesos (currently valued at about US$22.07… more »

September 28th, 2009

PxP Exposed and Opinion: PXP’s offshore drilling project not right deal for us (CA)http://www.coastwatcher.com/?p=345 Menendez and Nelson lead effort to block offshore drillinghttp://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=4554Sen. David Vitter (R.-La.) was supporting an amendment to the Interior Department appropriations bill that would… more »

September 28th, 2009

Oklahoma Says Drill Baby Drillhttp://www.bixbybulletin.com/articles/2009/09/26/opinion/doc4abd3294d96af987150014.txtYeah, easy for them to say. As Oil Enriches Australia, Spill Is Seen as a Warninghttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/28/world/asia/28timor.html?_r=2&hp; Florida’s deja vu on oil drillinghttp://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/26/co-floridas-dej-vu-on-oil-drilling/news-opinion-commentary/ Offshore drilling is not worth the risks to the Florida gulf coasthttp://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/offshore-drilling-is-not-worth-the-risks-to-the-florida-gulf-coast/1039446… more »

September 25th, 2009

Beware the Sirens of Big Oil (AK)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riki-ott/beware-the-sirens-of-big_b_299809.html Opinion: Bristol Bay should be cut from the five-year OCS leasing schedule (AK)http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/092509/opi_6_003.shtml Florida lawmakers gather to debate offshore oil drilling in Clearwaterhttp://www.examiner.com/x-24773-Tampa-Populist-Examiner~y2009m9d25-Florida-lawmakers-gather-to-debate-offshore-oil-drilling-in-Clearwater Offshore drilling supporter tells tourism agency: It’s safe… more »

Australian Oil Spill Keeps on Gushing and Spreading

September 25th, 2009

This is from Skytruth: New images from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites keep coming in. At 8:45 am local time, the Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image, showing oil slicks and sheen throughout a 9,870 square… more »