Legendary coastal activist Richard Charter puts out a rousing call to action on the Trump Administration’s threats to revive offshore drilling while weakening coastal protections off California, putting beaches, marine sanctuaries, and ecosystems in danger from more oil spills and industrialization.
Presentation by Richard Charter/Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation
October 28, 2017, Gualala Community Center – Environmental Forum
Welcome to “Loving Your Ocean in the Time of #45.”
SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017!Join the People’s Climate Movement Los Angeles at Banning Park in Wilmington and march to the Tesoro Refinery this April 29th in SOLIDARITY with a march in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.WE RESIST.
On December 22, Jane Fondaannounced her divesting of financial holdings from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline, at the Hollywood Wells Fargo Branch. Despite the denial of the permits to drill and the calling for an Environmental Impact Statement by The Army Corp of Engineers, pipeline owners Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco have continued to work in defiance of federal mandate on constructing the pipeline proposed to run under the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply and through ancestral burial grounds.
Perhaps emboldened by the election of Trump, an oil company just applied for a permit to frack off the California coast — it’s the first application since the feds lifted a moratorium on the controversial process earlier this year. If the feds grant the permit, oil companies would soon begin fracking in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel — home to sea otters and endangered blue whales — putting our coasts and beaches at risk.
Working with our ally Communities for a Better Environment, SoCal 350 and Tar Sands Action SoCal submitted this letter to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), asking for a deeper look at environmental studies regarding the Tesoro Wilmington (LA Harbor) Refinery Integration with the BP’s massive Carson facility.