Coastal Blog — Ocean Energy
September 19 2015
A new short film spotlights the growing movement to protect the Atlantic coast from oil drilling. Filmed on location in North Carolina, the film features interviews with Surfrider chapter leaders and beautiful coastal scenery.
August 10 2015
A surfboard is gathering signatures as it travels the length of the Atlantic Coast to show opposition to new offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
July 28 2015
Surfrider’s Cape Fear Chapter helped pass a resolution in Wilmington, North Carolina against proposed offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.
May 17 2015
Over 30 Surfrider Chapters participated in Hands Across the Sand events on May 16th, joining thousands of activists around the world in saying NO to offshore drilling and dirty fuels and YES to clean energy!
May 04 2015
Do you want to see our coasts protected from offshore drilling? Then sign up to participate in Hands Across the Sand on May 16, 2015!
April 10 2015
The federal government has released a map showing where companies have applied to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic. Seismic testing is the first step towards offshore drilling and will cause major impacts to marine wildlife.
March 24 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced public hearings for offshore seismic blasting in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. According to the government’s own estimates, the proposed seismic blasting will injure or kill tens of thousands of fish and marine mammals. It will also set…
January 27 2015
The Obama Administration has announced plans for new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Please submit comments online and attend an upcoming public hearing!
October 13 2014
Let’s face it: we are all creatures of habit. Some of our largest corporations supply us with energy through fossil fuels, which are drilled from the earth. We’ve had this arrangement for many years, but it isn’t working so well any more...
July 20 2014
The federal government has approved seismic exploration for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The decision, which was strongly opposed by the Surfrider Foundation, could pave the way for offshore drilling in the Atlantic.
June 17 2014
The Obama Administration is beginning development of an offshore oil and gas leasing plan for 2017 - 2022. A public comment period is now open until August 15th.
May 18 2014
Over 20 Surfrider Chapters participated in Hands Across the Sand, joining activists around the world in saying NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!
April 25 2014
Ocean Power Technologies has canceled plans to develop a wave energy project off Reedsport, Oregon. The Surfrider Foundation had participated in project planning and supported through signing a settlement agreement
March 09 2014
Do you want to see our coasts protected from offshore drilling? Then sign up to participate in Hands Across the Sand on May 17th, 2014!
March 02 2014
The federal government is on the brink of approving dangerous seismic testing for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. Please make your voice heard by submitting comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
February 01 2014
Surfrider's Cape Fear Chapter led a protest against planned seismic exploration for oil and gas in the Atlantic ocean. Hundreds of people showed up at Kure Beach Town Hall to oppose the mayor's decision to support the federal government's proposal.