Obama Admin Ignores Public Input, Advances Atlantic Drilling

Late last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), under the Department of Interior, released a document that continues the march toward offshore drilling along our coasts. The document is the final draft of the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) on proposed oil and gas exploration activities in the mid- and south Atlantic (from [...]

Local Biz Owners Say Offshore Drilling is Bad for Business

Who would you say is the most qualified entity to talk about what’s good and bad for business on the coast of the Southeastern U.S.? President Obama? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce? Maybe Governor McCrory in Raleigh, North Carolina or Governor Haley in Columbia, South Carolina, or Congressmen who live hundreds of miles from the [...]

37 Southeastern Communities Join Hands for Their Coast

On Saturday, May 18, communities throughout the Southeast hosted events to stand up for their treasured places and send the message that these places must be protected from the impacts of risky fossil fuel extraction.  The events were organized as part of Hands Across the Sand, a day of international action to say “yes” to [...]

Join Hands For Our Coast This Saturday!

This Saturday, you have the opportunity to join with thousands of other beach, marsh, and general coast lovers at your local Hands Across the Sand event. Hands Across the Sand is an international day of action on which communities come together to celebrate their treasured places and send a clear message that they want these [...]

Why We Should Not Drill Offshore the South Atlantic

Today, April 20, marks the 3rd anniversary of the tragic Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster.  In spite of how apparent it seemed three years ago that offshore drilling is a bad idea whose time has gone, today we are facing the threat of even more drilling off our beautiful coasts.  As we’ve reported before, the [...]

Gov. McCrorys Disconnect on Beaches and Offshore Drilling

This is a guest post by Institute for Southern Studies Editorial Director, Sue Sturgis.  This piece was originally posted on the Institute for Southern Studies’ blog, Facing South. In his first State of the State address this week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called for moving forward with oil and gas exploration off the state’s [...]

This Isnt Settled Yet

This guest post, written by Dan Favre, Communications Director for Gulf Restoration Network, originally appeared on GRN’s blog here. [Editorial note: Sadly, just hours after this landmark settlement, another Gulf oil platform explosion has injured and potentially killed crew members, reaffirming the fact that offshore drilling is a high risk energy source and brings questions [...]

Hands Across the Sand: A Tale of Two Coasts

This post was co-authored by Liz Kazal, Mississippi Campus Organizer for Southern Energy Network.  Folly Beach photos courtesy of Foxworthy Studios. On Saturday, August 4, 180 communities in 32 states and 15 countries came together to protect their local beaches from the impacts of offshore drilling and other fossil fuels.  The events were organized as [...]

Locally Recycled Solar Powered Biodiesel now in Atlanta

Yesterday, we celebrated the Grand Opening of our new retail biodiesel station in Atlanta.  Attendees learned about the benefits of using our  locally recycled solar-powered biodiesel and this station’s part in the nation’s longest biofuels corridor. Some twenty customers filled up during the event with overwhelming support for B100 (100% biodiesel) over B20 (20% biodiesel)-–all [...]

Hurricanes and Offshore Drilling

This blog is the third of a four-part series by Simon Mahan, Chris Carnevale and Jennifer Rennicks on hurricanes and energy. Previous blogs have focused on Hurricanes and Climate Change, and Hurricanes and Wind Farms.  Tomorrow’s blog will focus on Hurricanes and Coastal Adaptation. Being the first week of hurricane season 2012, and given recent [...]