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Oceans

The 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.
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Cutting Off an Industrial Mine’s Financing
Cutting Off an Industrial Mine’s Financing

Pebble Mine is a clear environmental disaster—yet its parent company found a financier for the project in First Quantum Minerals. To stop this project, Friends of the Earth has worked  to hit them where it hurts: their financial backing.

Keeping Puget Sound Clean
Keeping Puget Sound Clean

Five years of environmental activism will clean the state’s waterways, protect public health, and boost local economy. This is a major win for both Washington and our planet.

Banning Industrial Ocean Fish Farming in Washington state
Banning Industrial Ocean Fish Farming in Washington state

In early March 2018, Washington’s state legislature passed House Bill 2957—a bill that bans all future industrial net pen operations by 2022. This bill should send a message to the aquaculture industry that its time is up.

Stopping the disastrous Gateway Pacific coal terminal
Stopping the disastrous Gateway Pacific coal terminal

Stopping Gateway Pacific was a landmark victory for tribal nations and significantly contributed toward saving the Salish Sea.

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International coalition calls on Carnival to stop using heavy fuel oil on cruise ships in Arctic

Cruise lines like Carnival must do their part to protect the environment we all share, and that means phasing out dangerous, polluting heavy fuel oil.

Senate bill attacks U.S. fisheries and oceans policy

The legitimization of industrial ocean aquaculture in our waters will wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems.

Trump Administration continues assault on oceans and coastal communities

From drilling to pollution, the Trump Administration puts our communities and marine species under more threat.

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Proposed senate bill would turn oceans into fish feedlots
Proposed senate bill would turn oceans into fish feedlots

The Trump Administration is making a huge push to bring destructive and polluting industrial ocean fish farming to U.S. waters.

The foreseeable end of vessel heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic
The foreseeable end of vessel heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic

The threat posed by heavy fuel oil in the Arctic is substantial. In fragile, ice-covered marine environments, use of this fuel by ships is a disaster waiting to happen.

Expanded Offshore Drilling Threat Brings New Attention to Oil Tanker Spill Risks
Expanded Offshore Drilling Threat Brings New Attention to Oil Tanker Spill Risks

Voicing opposition to the Phillips 66 oil tanker onslaught in SF Bay is a logical extension to opposing the greed of the Trump-Zinke plan to pursue new offshore oil drilling in federal waters off the California coast.

Resources See All
  • Industrial Fish Farming NGO Letter
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  • Industrial Ocean Fish Farms Infographic
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  • Oil Tanker Info Sheet
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