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Plugging in container ships at the Port of Charleston could reduce air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions by thousands of tons each year

Switching off vessel auxiliary engines at port and connecting to shoreside electrical power would eliminate toxic air emissions. Read More

Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps’ Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program

These Nationwide Permits allow streamlined permitting for a range of dirty industries, from oil and gas pipelines to offshore aquaculture, all without fulfilling mandated environmental reviews and consultations. Read More

Work on ConocoPhillips Oil Project in Western Arctic Challenged in Court

The Willow project would have a disastrous impact on the pristine and culturally important landscape of the Western Arctic region and would escalate the global climate crisis. Read More

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Whales in California Shipping Lanes

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect endangered whales from being struck by ships using ports in California. Ship strikes are a leading cause of death for blue, fin and humpback whales off California’s coast. Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues Nationwide Permit for Industrial Finfish Facilities in Federal Waters, Risking Ecosystems and Livelihoods

Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a nationwide permit facilitating the rapid development and construction of large-scale commercial finfish aquaculture facilities in federal waters, among other major industries. Read More

Congressman Don Young reintroduces the “Keep Fin Fish Free Act” to protect oceans from floating factory farms

U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) reintroduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act (H.R. 274), which places a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in federally controlled areas of the ocean. Read More

Coalition Appeals EPA Permit Allowing Industrial Wastewater from Fish Farm in Gulf of Mexico

The Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition joined together today with local and regional partners to file an appeal against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pollution discharge permit for Velella Epsilon Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico

Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the federal government’s failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act in its assessment of the harm the offshore oil industry inflicts on endangered and threatened marine wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

Trump administration set to steamroll CDC on cruise ships, prioritizing foreign corporations over public health

If the Trump administration were truly concerned about public health and stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be taking the recommendations of health authorities rather than championing the interests of foreign corporations. Read More

Senators Advance Controversial Aquaculture Bill, Threatening Coastal Economies and Ecosystems

The last thing we should be doing is allowing corporations to dump even more toxins into our oceans by rubber-stamping these dangerous developments Read More