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President Obama Bans Atlantic and Arctic Drilling
by Peter Shelley

In another major victory for the environment and ocean conservation before President-elect Trump takes office, President Obama has banned offshore oil and gas drilling in large expanses of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. To do so, the President used the authority granted to him by the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953, which states:…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 18-22
by Allison Lorenc

May 18 – Oil and Gas Drilling: A Threat from Neighboring Waters – A recent proposal for offshore oil production in Canada poses a real threat to New England’s marine environment. The Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project’s proposed lease blocks are located directly adjacent to the northeast peak of Georges Bank. May 20 –…

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Oil and Water Don’t Mix
by Robin Just

With warming seas and ocean acidification putting unprecedented pressure on our already heavily fished, shipped, and polluted coastal areas, adding the extreme pressures of seismic testing and offshore oil drilling, which we keep hearing are supposed to be safe and foolproof, but never really are, seems like a foolhardy move. There are plenty of other…

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Crude Politics
by Winston Vaughan

With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon, many New Englanders are rightfully asking why we’re paying so much at the pump.