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Six Reasons Why Americans Shouldn’t Let the ASTRO Act Happen

This post was written in collaboration with the Brian Yurasits, Director of Development for the Terramar Project. This Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing to “amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to distribute revenues from

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The American people rally behind public lands, millions stand up and speak out

Our public lands are overwhelmingly revered by the American people, yet face the largest attack on monuments, wildlife, hunting, and fishing in U.S. history from the Trump Administration By Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society The American people collectively own 640 million acres of land, land that serves

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For the health of the Ocean, we need our National Ocean Policy

  by Sarah Winter Whelan, Healthy Oceans Coalition, Ocean Policy Program Director, American Littoral Society The ocean and coastline does not need to be visible every day for their value to be realized. Our nation’s waters are vital to a robust economy, productive ecosystems, and a healthy way of life

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Protecting the Blue in our Red, White and Blue

More than 500 conservation leaders stood up for our nation’s waterways at this year’s Blue Vision Summit By Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator Take a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. As you are filling your lungs with a life-sustaining mixture of gasses, think about where it all comes from. Trees?

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Ocean Advocates Head to D.C. for Blue Vision Summit May 9-11 

Major gathering to ‘Defend the Blue in the Red, White and Blue’ Ocean activists from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., May 9-11 to defend the ocean against President Trump’s budget cuts, attempts to expand offshore oil drilling and denial of climate change impacts. They also plan to work

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Healthy Oceans Coalition hosts second annual advocacy training

Attendees spent two days in Chicago honing their advocacy skills by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society Our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes are imperative to the health of the planet and the living things that call it home. 97 percent of Earth’s water supply is contained in the ocean and

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HOC attends American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit

Attendees learned about the future of coastal management and advocated on Capitol Hill for sustainable management of our nation’s oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society (Photo credit: Arend/Flickr) Four Healthy Ocean Coalition (HOC) members representing the American Littoral Society, Conservation Law

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Q&A with Sheryl Gilmore

Through science-based education, Sheryl Gilmore is helping students to realize their potential to overcome complex climate challenges by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society What organization do you work for? Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) Describe the mission and vision of the Acadia Institute of Oceanography The AIO

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Four Ways NOAA Benefits Your Life Today (Forbes.com)

HOC analysis: this piece is a great introduction for those who might not know why NOAA is so important to all of us, not just scientists or climate geeks. by Marshall Shepherd / March 4, 2017 Ironically I was marveling at breathtaking new GOES-16 weather satellite data that has started

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Can a rising grassroots tide lift all the NOAA boats?

by Sarah Winter Whelan, Ocean Policy Program Director, American Littoral Society & Director, Healthy Oceans Coalition The “skinny budget” outlined by President Trump last week is surely light on one thing: full funding for the nation’s premiere ocean management and protection agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Are the

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