Archive for August, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency experts expressed concerns to superiors about use of dispersants, says whistleblower group
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent seafood certification organization that supposedly helps consumers identify “sustainable,” eco-friendly seafood. But, the MSC may soon put its “sustainable” label on swordfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna caught on surface longlines in waters off the coast of northeast Florida. These surface longlines are anything but sustainable.
Link to the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) website. This is the Federal agency charged with managing the mineral resources in the Gulf of Mexico
Meetings are currently being scheduled to occur in August in the following cities: New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA, Mobile, AL, Pensacola, FL, Santa Barbara, CA, and Anchorage, AK. Meetings will be held in early September in the following cities: Biloxi, MS and Houston, TX.
The meeting format planned is one that will allow representatives from academia, industry, and environmental organizations to serve as panel members to provide testimony, combined with the opportunity for audience members to provide public comment during the meeting.