Archive for November, 2009

November 30th, 2009

Old Florida needs to let go of old wayshttp://www.alligator.org/opinion/columns/article_c6cc7ea6-dd75-11de-b631-001cc4c03286.html FL Commissioner Says Offshore Drilling Not Worth It–Does Argument Apply to Rest of US?http://www.heatingoil.com/home/fl-commissioner-offshore-drilling-worth-itdoes-argument-apply-rest1127/ Oil Spills: “The fact is, these things happen”http://hrsierraclub.org/2009/11/29/oil-spills-the-fact-is-these-things-happen/ more »

Last Chance to Speak Up on South Coast Marine Protected Areas–Attend Commission Hearing on Dec 9 in LA

November 25th, 2009

The ‘end of the line’ for South Coast Marine Protected Areas has arrived!  Dec 9th marks the final meeting in a ‘yearlong process’, and we need you to attend.  As you know, the Blue Ribbon Task Force unanimously voted to forward… more »

Conservation is seen as key to dealing with state’s water woes

November 24th, 2009

Article in the LA Times: “The reason is simple. Compared to building new reservoirs, recycling or seawater desalination, conservation is one of the cheapest, quickest and least environmentally damaging ways for the state to get more water.” LINK… more »

Cycle of Insanity: the Real Story of the Water Cycle

November 24th, 2009

About a year ago, the San Diego chapter began working with Surfrider’s California Policy Coordinator, Joe Geever, on a new program: Know Your H20. We wanted to raise awareness of how fresh water management issues create a lot… more »

Ocean Protection Council Is Holding an Informational Panel on Ocean Desalination

November 23rd, 2009

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC), after many requests from Surfrider Foundation and our partners in the environmental community, is holding an informational panel on ocean desalination. The meeting is right here in San Diego: November 30, 200910 a.m…. more »

November 20th, 2009

Offshore drilling near Santa Barbara brings energy debate home (CA)http://www.examiner.com/x-30760-Santa-Barbara-Environmental-News-Examiner~y2009m11d20-Offshore-oil-drilling-off-the-coast-of-Santa-Barbara Offshore Oil Drilling Debate Renewed in Senate Hearing (US)http://solveclimate.com/blog/20091119/offshore-oil-drilling-debate-renewed-senate-hearing“Statistics from the Energy Information Administration say that in 2030, when OCS production is expected to reach its peak, it… more »

You Can Believe Big Oil, Right?

November 19th, 2009

Today’s headlines included two gems. First we had Big Oil to Congress: Expand offshore drilling Wow, what a shocker. Big oil is in favor of drilling off your beach. When Jeffrey Short of Oceana stated “The potentially irreversible… more »

November 18th, 2009

Pinellas lawmakers lash out against offshore drilling (FL)http://blogs.tampabay.com/baybuzz/2009/11/pinellas-lawmakers-lash-out-against-offshore-drilling.html“I don’t know who in their right mind would consider moving this legislation forward,” cracked Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Treasure Island. “Obviously, someone who doesn’t live in coastal Florida.” Senate candidates vie… more »

November 16th, 2009

Drilling: wrong way to go (FL)http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091114/COLUMNIST/911141005/2127?Title=Drilling-wrong-way-to-go Don’t risk our future by drilling off our coasts (FL)http://www.gainesville.com/article/20091116/OPINION03/911161001/1109/SPORTS?Title=June-Girard-Don-t-risk-our-future-by-drilling-off-our-coasts Brakes tapped on oil drilling (FL)http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091114/ARTICLE/911141020/-1/NEWSSITEMAP US to lease 36 mln offshore acres for oil drilling (Central Gulf of Mexico)http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN1330949520091113“Lease Sale 213… more »

HOTYB Day success!

November 16th, 2009

Over 80 volunteers showed up on Saturday to help raise awareness about cigarette butt litter. It was a beautiful day and great opportunity to get the message out. Channel 6 news stopped by the Mission Beach site for… more »