Exposing the Big Myth: offshore oil drilling has expanded under Governor Jerry Brown

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The Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture held the 45thAnnual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 8. Below is a revised version of my testimony before the Committee exposing the huge expansion in offshore oil drilling in Southern California … Continued

California, Oregon and Washington Governors blast federal plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling

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On January 4, California Governor Jerry Brown joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in condemning President Donald Trump’s plan to expand oil and gas drilling in federal waters – at the same time that California regulators … Continued

Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast

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As oil companies were fracking off the Southern California Coast, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to created so-called “marine protected areas” in … Continued

Offshore Fracking Moratorium Off California Spurred By Lawsuits

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In one of the biggest environmental conflicts of interest in recent California history, a Big Oil lobbyist led a state panel to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern California ocean waters at the very same time that the oil … Continued