May 30th, California's Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 1775 and Senate Bill 834 respectively. The bills create new measures that will prevent offshore drilling by prohibiting the State Lands Commission from issuing new leases for oil-related infrastructure in California's coastal waters and preventing current leases from being modified to support new oil drilling.
EAC is pleased to report that Assembly Bill 2754 was removed from consideration by the Natural Resources Committee on April 20, 2018.
EAC needs your help to submit comments to oppose Assembly Bill 2754. This legislation is intended to amend the 1976 Coastal Act by redefining the definition of "development" to exclude "ongoing agricultural" activities.
On March 6th 2018, EAC traveled to Santa Rosa to provide testimony before the Fish and Game Commission's Marine Resources Committee (MRC) on several topics including EAC's Marine Protected Area (MPA) Citizen Science Watch program, aquaculture Best Management Practices (BMPs), the proposed new aquaculture (Brodsky) lease, and future programmatic planning for the Bay.
EAC traveled to Sacramento on February 20th for the 14th annual oceans day, a day of lobbying by environmental NGOs, students, concerned individuals, and other groups.
EAC and its members took to the streets on February 8th to rally against offshore oil drilling. Along with hundreds of environmental advocates and students.
Marin County Board of Supervisors' resolution supporting protection of our ocean and coast from offshore drilling and fracking passed unanimously on January 30th, 2018!