Californians love the coast. That is why EAC is part of an offshore oil opposition coalition that is working to protect the West Coast from oil drilling. EAC supports AB 1775 and SB 834, which would prohibit the leasing of state waters for new construction of oil and gas-related infrastructure. These bills are moving their way through the California legislature.
The Ocean Protection Council approved increased funding for Marine Protected Area Monitoring, Update on AB 2369 Fishing: Marine Protected Area Violations, and the Ocean Protection Council releases marine protected area monitoring action plan…
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.