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

50,000+ people tell CDC to extend no-sail order for cruise ships

More than 50,000 people have signed a petition led by environmental advocacy organizations and Friends of the Earth US calling for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to extend its no-sail order for cruise ships, due to the risk that resumed operations would pose to public health and the environment. Read More

Major Cruise Lines receive Fs from WatchDog Group

Friends of the Earth released the 2020 edition of its Cruise Ship Report Card today, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 18 cruise lines and their 193 ships. Read More

Federal Government Steps Forward On Approving Harmful Aquaculture Facility Off San Diego, CA

NOAA announced its intent to prepare an EIS for a facility off the coast of San Diego, bringing this risky project one step closer to reality Read More

Oil transportation in Rosario Strait Gets Safety Boost

A new measure to improve oil transportation safety will be implemented tomorrow in Puget Sound’s Rosario Strait, a critical habitat for the 72 whales of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale community. Read More

Two federal agencies rush industrial aquaculture development, threatening fishing, communities, and ecosystems

Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will move to designate federal waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico as “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas” (AOA). Read More

Army Corps of Engineers pushes Pebble Mine forward with deeply flawed EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has cleared the way for the Pebble Mine project to move forward after releasing a rushed and inadequate Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposed mine today. Read More