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Court rules on No Discharge Zone, blocking lingering Trump Admin attempt to allow vessels to dump sewage into Puget Sound

Decision upholds Puget Sound ‘No Discharge Zone,’ keeping ship & boat sewage out of water, key step toward restoring one of nation’s most important inland seas Read More

Court Finds Massive Offshore Oil Lease Sale in Gulf Based on Faulty Legal Analysis

Today, the D.C. District Court invalidated the Department of Interior's decision to offer 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing, marking a pivotal victory in the fight to defend Gulf communities and the planet from the worsening climate crisis. Read More

Princess Cruise Line Pleads Guilty to Second Probation Violation

This week Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. pleaded guilty to a charge that the company violated its probation a second time. Read More

250+ Organizations Plea With President Biden to Cancel Unprecedented Oil and Gas Megasale in Gulf of Mexico

Despite assurance of strong climate action, Biden’s Department of Interior will place more than 80 million acres of the Gulf on the auction block for oil and gas development. Read More

Massive oil spill in Orange County highlights need for phase out of all CA oil production

A massive spill has leaked as much as 126,000 gallons of oil from a broken pipeline connected to an offshore drilling platform about five miles off the coast of Orange County, CA Read More

Cruise industry blocks updates to Puget Sound dumping agreement

The Washington State Department of Ecology, Port of Seattle, and CLIA-NWC are still allowing scrubber wastewater dumping in Puget Sound. Read More

Cooke Aquaculture Secures Permit to Stock Risky Washington Fish Farm

Despite ongoing litigation and timing questions regarding the lease for the facility, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has granted fish farming giant Cooke Aquaculture a permit to stock its Hope Island facility in-water net pens with steelhead. Read More

Major Cruise Lines Again Receive Fs On Human, Environmental Health

Friends of the Earth released its 2021 Cruise Ship Report Card today, an annual assessment ranking the environmental & human health impacts of cruise lines. Read More

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