Archive for October, 2009

October 30th, 2009

Energy Expert Ballentine: Promise of Florida’s Offshore Oil is Exaggeratedhttp://www.heatingoil.com/blog/energy-expert-ballentine-promise-of-florida%E2%80%99s-offshore-oil-is-exaggerated-1030/Original article – http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20091027/OPINION05/910270304/Thomas+Ballentine++Promise+of+drilling+is+vastly+overblown“The recent hype concerning offshore oil and gas drilling in Florida falls into the category of “Much ado about almost nothing.” The US Minerals Management Service… more »

Hold On To Your Butt Day is coming on November 14th!

October 30th, 2009

The annual Hold On To Your Butt Day hits three locations in San Diego on Saturday November 14th from 10am til noon. CLICK HERE for more details. more »

City Eases Water Policies, State Discusses More Conservation

October 30th, 2009

Via kpbs.org Mayor Jerry Sanders announced this week that the city will modify its water conservation plan for the winter. San Diego residents have conserved more than the city expected, and will not be asked to reduce watering… more »

Volunteers Haul 600 Tires, Trash Out Of Tijuana River Valley

October 29th, 2009

About 300 volunteers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border hauled more than six tons of trash out of the Tijuana River Valley last weekend. Volunteers want to help prevent flooding this winter and keep trash from washing… more »

2009 Paddle for Clean Water Video Re-cap

October 29th, 2009

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October 29th, 2009

Supporters for offshore drilling in Florida still hiding (FL)http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2009/10/29/supporters-for-offshore-drilling-in-florida-still-hiding/ Fla. offshore drilling debated on Internethttp://news.staugustine.com/news/2009/10/29/fla-offshore-drilling-debated-on-internet/ Viewers respond, raise their own concerns about off-shore drilling (FL)http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20091029/NEWS01/910290322 more »

Clean Beaches and Ocean Worth More Than Oil

October 29th, 2009

According to “Oceans Under the Gun: Living Seas or Drilling Seas?”, a new report released today by Environment America and the Sierra Club, clean beaches and oceans support a vibrant coastal tourism and fishing economy that generates almost… more »

Offshore Oil Drilling Forum Tonight!

October 28th, 2009

Think energy (FL)http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20091028/OPINION01/910280301/1006/OPINION/Think-energy“Another way of thinking about propelling us to the future, however, will be explored tonight in a forum on offshore oil drilling, broadcast from Florida State University’s TV studio from 7 to 9 p.m. on 4FSU… more »

Australian Oil Rig Blowout Creates Environmental Catastrophe

October 28th, 2009

From a press release issued by Defenders of Wildlife earlier today: The impacts of the nine-week West Timor oil rig blowout are creating an environmental catastrophe for wildlife and ocean ecosystems. In August, the West Atlas/Montara offshore drilling… more »

October 27th, 2009

Oil Spill Repair Delayed Yet Againhttp://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2009/10/27/oil-spill-repair-delayed-yet-again/“So it’s really difficult to repair oil spills? Oil drilling companies lack the technical skills to stop oil spills, even given two and a half months to work on the problem? If that’s… more »