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Ship Shape: No more dumping in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Ship Shape: No more dumping in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The 3,801 square-mile Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary supports one of the most diverse assemblages of underwater plants and animals in North America – but it has been threatened by ship sewage.

Nano in the Gulf oil spill: Two wrongs don’t make a right
Nano in the Gulf oil spill: Two wrongs don’t make a right

A corporation has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve one of their products containing manufactured nanoparticles for oil clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico.  We sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson demanding this risky experiment not be allowed, citing the many health concerns posed by manufactured nanoparticles. The letter was signed by 17 public-interest organizations from the U.S., Canada, and South America.

Our Recommendations to Obama’s Ocean Task Force
Our Recommendations to Obama’s Ocean Task Force

Friends of the Earth submitted comments to President Barack Obama’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  We commend President Obama for addressing the critical need for a national policy unifying ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes protections and we make recommendations for improving regulation of the significant air and water pollution from the shipping industry.