OceansThe world’s oceans support countless forms of life. Unfortunately, oceans and the tens of millions of people who live near them are under threat from oil spills, air pollution, sewage releases, industrial ocean fish farming, and unnatural ocean noise. Friends of the Earth has won regional, national and international limits on air, water and oil pollution from cruise ships, cargo ships, oil tankers, ferries and recreational water craft. We were instrumental in achieving the establishment of air pollution limits for ships near the coasts of the U.S. and Canada, which prohibit the use of dirty bunker fuel — unless alternative compliance methods are employed, such as shorepower or other pollution reduction technologies.
Oceans Stop the Trump Administration from opening our oceans to Big Oil!TAKE ACTION
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Oceans Tell Governor Inslee: Protect Puget Sound from salmon net pensTAKE ACTION
Trump is on a mission to turn over our public waters to the oil industry.
The Washington State Senate has passed legislation that would phase-out industrial ocean fish farms in state waters. Senate Bill 6086, which was introduced by Senator Kevin Ranker, would ban new leases to Atlantic salmon net pen farms and prohibit the renewal of all existing leases.
We must stop corporations like Cooke from commercializing our oceans and ravaging the environment.
Offshore oil drilling is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Industrial ocean fish farming is looking to take over our oceans and hijack our wild seafood, leaving no room for local fishing communities, tribes, tourism, ship traffic, and recreational anglers.
Often we hear much talk about balancing economic and environmental concerns, and this idea -- which has widespread support -- is referred to as sustainable development. One of the places on earth where there has been substantial discussion of sustainable development is the Arctic. This is because the region contains…