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A straw and a sea turtle: Why we should stop using single-use plastic

By | Michaela Morris
Associate, Oceans, Environment America

The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea. 

A new wave of legislation against offshore drilling

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Advocate

Earlier this month, a group of legislators from both coasts signed onto a wave of eight bills in Congress aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan.

Stunningly Beautiful Underwater Explorations

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Advocate

As we stare down apocalyptic news about the state of our oceans and life on earth, it’s good to take a step back and remind ourselves just what we are fighting for. For me, that means taking a (virtual) dive through the unique and otherworldly beauty that is the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. For the uninitiated, the Canyons and Seamounts, located to the Southeast of Cape Cod, is a marine protected area--a blue park--that is designed to protect diverse and unique marine places from exploitation.

Why we need the Clean Water Rule

By | John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful polluters.

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