Archive for May, 2010

Top Kill turns out to be Buzz Kill

May 29th, 2010

According to the Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets, BP’s third attempt to stem the flow of oil from the Macondo wellhead by pumping copious amounts of drilling mud down the shaft – a.k.a. top kill –… more »

“Unprecedented”

May 29th, 2010

Several times this week, we’ve heard President Obama and others refer to the Deepwater Horizon / Macondo spill as “unprecedented.” But as we’ve mentioned previously on this blog and elsewhere that is hardly the case… One only need… more »

Cool widget

May 28th, 2010

One of our activists forwarded this cool widget. Mahalo to Rob Pleskoff for the heads up on this! more »

KYH2O and Basins of Relations

May 28th, 2010

Around 100 people showed up at Chaparral Auditorium in Ojai to see ‘Cycle of Insanity’ and hear Brock Dolman’s talk about water and watersheds. Many thanks to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition for sponsoring this event! The ‘Know… more »

White House announcements and Surfrider’s response

May 27th, 2010

This morning, the White House announced that it will be extending the moratorium on new deep water well drilling for six months, along with plans to cancel the proposed lease sales off the coasts of Virginia and the… more »

Thanks for a great event!

May 27th, 2010

Many thanks to all of the artists, guests, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who helped make the 10th Annual Art Gala a success! The event raised over $20,000 for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter and everyone had a… more »

Ocean Friendly Gardens are easy to implement. Here’s the latest on our program in San Diego.

May 27th, 2010

If you’ve been participating in our Ocean Friendly Gardens program, you started by attending an OFG Basics Course which is a classroom style lecture, and then a hands-on workshop.  Up next is our garden assistance day when we… more »

Gulf leak stopped?

May 27th, 2010

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the “top kill” effort appears to have successfully stopped the flow of oil and gas from the well. According to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, engineers were able to inject… more »

Who knew oil companies could be so metal?

May 26th, 2010

Is it us or does all of BP’s control methods sound like bad hair-band names? Just saying… more »

Take Action to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags

May 26th, 2010

Recently we told you about AB 1998, legislation in Sacramento that would ban single-use shopping bags. Sufrider Foundation Global HQ has put out this Action Alert. Please take a moment and register your support for this important legislation. more »