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DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is collecting public comment on its draft seismic exploration plan. This plan calls for seismic surveys intended to reveal locations of oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor. It’s a first step towards drilling offshore that we don’t want in the first place, and it threatens [...]
Big Oil and Big Coal came to Norfolk Virginia on Tuesday to attempt injection of their dirty energy agenda on the good citizens of Hampton Roads. And we sent them home packing! Their numbers were slim at the two hearings where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management sought public comment on its draft EIS [...]
Virginia environmentalists responded with their opposition to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) call for public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for offshore seismic studies in the Atlantic. They spoke in favor of an alternative that only allows study to support renewable energy development and stood solidly in their opposition to alternatives supporting exploration for oil and gas.
Besa issues statement on House drilling vote.
With now 5 beaches organized for HANDS ACROSS THE SAND and days counting down until June 26, we need all hands on deck to make this National Day Action extremely successful! Our message with HANDS ACROSS THE SAND is simple, but multi-fold: #1″No” to offshore drilling, #2 “Yes” to clean renewable energy, and #3 we [...]
Six days after President Obama announced plans to open new areas to offshore drilling, the Feds (Mineral Management Service – MMS) have scheduled seven public hearings on proposed Atlantic geophysical exploration (aka seismic surveys) including a hearing in Norfolk (Hilton Norfolk Airport) on April 29 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Please attend this hearing and speak [...]
On the same day that Governor McDonnell announced that offshore drilling for oil and gas would make Virginia the “Energy Capital of the East Coast,” opponents of drilling handed out monopoly money, labeling the Governor’s press conference a publicity stunt intended to distract the public from the major budget cuts and massive layoffs that McDonnell [...]
Check out our newest video “Spill, Baby, Spill: Why Offshore Drilling is Wrong for Virginia”. Great work by our renewable energy chairperson, Ivy Main! Click here to read “Virginia’s Misguided Rush to Drill” as published in the Daily Press, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.