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Feb 2, 2011
I am in Seattle Washington attending the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting, now on my third day. I should be here until super bowl Sunday unless the meetings speed up on their agenda and we are done early. If not, I will be flying home during the game, and so my loss. The Council, amongst the slew of issues common in all their agenda's: Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Pacific Cod fishery; Steller Sea lion; Amendment 80 Program; and others is the ever present problem of Chinook and Chum Salmon by catch issues in the billion dollar a year pollock fishery.So, the ever-present problem of salmon by catch. The Council took up the issue of chinook/king salmon problem in the Bering Sea pollock fishery last year by saying, if I can get this right, that the pollock fishers are allowed to catch up to 47,000 king salmon, and if that's reached, then to 60,000 king salmon hard cap. Something like that. Now the Council is struggling with how to limit, if possible, the amount of chum salmon caught in that same fishery. In 2005, the pollock fishers caught an estimated 705,963 chum salmon, which at an average weight of 15 pounds per fish, equals a total of 10,589,445 pounds of fish that were discarded and thrown back into the ocean as waste. To be far, the total amount of chum salmon caught as by catch in 2008 were down to 15,423 fish that shows some improvement in lessening the loss of these fish, or seafood. It is also estimated that 50% of these fish are from Asia coming from aquaculture facilities.There are several ironies to this problem. One is, chum and chinook don't migrate and feed together, as far as we know when they are out in the ocean. Chinook stay out in the ocean an average of 5 years while chum stay about 4 years maturing before they return to the stream they were born in to spawn. And so they remain separate while maturing. The pollock fishers know from experience where to fish for pollock but do not know where each species feed and mature. And so the problem. If we fish over here we might catch hundreds of chinook while if we fish over there, chums.Part of the three recommended solutions to cut down on the amount of salmon by catch is to do what is called “rolling hot-spots.” That is, if too many salmon are caught over here, the area will be shut down so the pollock fishers have to move to another location to continue fishing. And so the fishers move and hope they will have better luck in this new area. Part of the problem is that should the pollock fishers catch a third of the total allowable numbers of salmon in one area, and the total amount for that area is not met, they can use up the difference in that new area. It can be confusing, but basically if the total amount of by catch salmon is, lets say, 40,000 fish, then 40,000 fish it is, rather than saving the fish and not destroying them. How is this conservation? The other irony seems to be: saving fish so that we can catch more fish?So, off to the salt mines trying to understand this mess. If you think you know what all this means, please let me know. I will be happy to take the time to read your comments. Geee, I hope I make it home for the super bowl.GeorgeIn Seattle at the NPFMC meetings.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2011 4:20pm
Oct 9, 2010
Steller Sea Lions meet more ProtectionsThe Steller Sea Lion (SSL) of the North Pacific have been in danger of extinction, depletion or as a threatened species for a long time. As Unangan people who live on the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands and depend heavily upon the health of our environment for our continued survival, we have witnessed this almost daily as we go about our business. Finally, after years, and in some cases, decades, of trying to bring focus to the plight of the SSL, some relief has finally arrived by way of Federal Fisheries Management decisions. The National Marine Fisheries Service, (NMF an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce, has submitted a final report to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) in a meeting in Anchorage Alaska, that the overall health of the SSL is critical to a healthy ecosystem. Finally, NMFS biologists have taken a strong stand against the wishes of the pro commercial fisheries Council that the Biological Opinion (BiOp) they submitted last August would take precedence over commercial fishing demands and protect the SSL. This decision helps to protect the SSL of the Western most population of the Aleutian Islands by closing all waters down to Pacific cod and Atka mackrel commercial fishing to ensure the SSL have enough food to grow their population to healthy levels. This decision, however helpful to this population of SSL in the Western Aleutians, is still lacking many other mitigating factors while still not dealing with the other populations of SSL in the Central and Eastern Aleutian Island regions. These SSL populations are still in jeopardy of becoming listed for protections under the Endangered Species Act. But we have a good beginning. In their report to the Council, NMFS said that they had received upwards of 10,000 comments on their BiOp, the majority requesting the critical need to protect this population of SSL. Personally, I am honored to have been working with Greenpeace as a person of Unangan descent for the past six years on these issues of the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean. My people have survived here for almost 10,000 years and I feel some vindication in our efforts to finally come so close to victory. Unfortunately there is a but to this statement. But we have so much more to do. The food upon which the SSL depend the most is still in jeopardy of becoming depleted. The Walleye pollock of the Bering Sea is the number one prey food for the SSL and the many other mammals and birds of this critical and sensitive habitat, and yet very little is being done to lower the amount being caught by the commercial fishers. Currently 850,000 metric tons are still being taken out every year from this shrinking ecosystem still causing harmful impacts that need to be mitigated. Our work is not even close to being done. I just noticed the two coincidental numbers cited above, of 10,000 letters and 10,000 years of survival for my people. Wonder if it is coincidence; one letter for each year of our continual presence in this place we call home. Without your vigilance; without your concern; without your determination, both the Unangan and the SSL may have just gone away quietly forever, never again given a second thought. Thank you all from our ancestors and our cousins of the ocean for your support and help. We have another day to keep fighting to both protect ourselves and our home, the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.

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Posted: Oct 9, 2010 9:09am
Aug 2, 2010

Months ago, forest destroyer Sinar Mas told industry peers that it would formally respond to issues raised by a Greenpeace report. After mountains of bad press and losing business, many had hoped the palm oil, paper, and coal giant would use this moment to come clean, admit mistakes and move forward to improve its business.Unfortunately, Sinar Mas is not showing any signs of doing that.Sinar Mas was meant to publish an audit into its own activities by the end of June. They baulked and postponed until late July. Now, they are saying it will be August 10th.In the meantime, Sinar Mas has hired PR firm Bell Pottinger to help present their greenwash. Bell Pottinger recently did public relations work for Trafigura, the oil trading company who was recently convicted and fined for illegally transporting toxic waste to the Ivory Coast. Classy clientele!Anticipating that Sinar Mas will try to greenwash the results of their flawed audit, Greenpeace just released (more!) fresh evidence that notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of the company's own environmental commitments on protecting forests and peatlands. The report, Empires of Destruction, contains evidence that Sinar Mas is clearing rainforest and peatland areas on the island of Borneo. Further photographic evidence shows Sinar Mas recently cleared rainforest orangutan habitat. While Sinar Mas talks about protecting rainforests and peatlands, its actions speak louder, and tell a different story.But, it is not just what Sinar Mas has done in the past that should cause alarm - it is what it plans to do in the future. In addition the report details how Sinar Mas plans to expand its empire of destruction even further. Last week, the Sinar Mas palm oil division, Golden Agri Resources, confirmed plans to expand into an additional 2.5 million acresWith wildlife like the orangutan and Sumatran tiger being pushed towards extinction, the Paradise Forests cannot afford to continue to be the victim of Sinar Mas's ever expanding empire.The good news is that Nestle, Kraft, Unilever, HSBC, and other prominent companies are distancing themselves from Sinar Mas. Until Sinar Mas is no longer involved in destroying rainforests and peatlands, other companies who still purchase from them - like fast food companies Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts and Pizza Hut - should take similar measures. Take a moment now to tell those companies to stop serving up forest destruction!For the forest,-Rolf

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Posted: Aug 2, 2010 11:00am
Aug 2, 2010

Given that global warming pollution has officially fallen from the agenda of the Senate, legislative proposals on the table to reduce the political, economic, and environmental impact of the oil industry provide an opportunity for Congress to slightly vindicate itself. On Friday the House passed legislation that finally removes special protections that oil companies have received for decades, such as limitation on liability for the damage caused by oil spills, exemptions from environmental review, and the ability to avoid US safety standards altogether. In light of the BP oil disaster, passage of these policies should be a forgone conclusion. The Senate is expected to vote soon, maybe tomorrow, on it's own package of policies in response to the Gulf disaster. The House passed the bill 209 to 193. With an astounding 30 Reps not voting, including 21 GOP, it is possibly a good sign for the Senate vote this week, as it may mean many conservative Representatives felt it politically impossible to vote no.At the same time, it was not a disappointment, but a relief, that the Senate Majority Leader concluded the Senate should take a break from proposals to cap global warming pollution. It is shocking that this announcement to end the effort to solve the world's most dire and pressing problem comes with five months left in 2010. However, the Senate level of ambition to pass effective climate policy has waned from weak to damaging. With the gluts of industry giveaways, the latest bill drafts proposing a carbon cap exemplify that the legislative effort is carjacked by polluting industry lobbyists. If they have truly stopped trying for now, Congress must not think that they can simply pick up where they left off, because they are nowhere near producing legislation to overhaul America's economy to become modern, competitive, and sustainable.This election season, members of Congress owe it to their children's future to use their campaigns to build momentum for energy policy that keeps the planet livable. What this Congress will have failed to produce is a set of policies that contains three broad elements that dissipated from legislative proposals in the Senate. First, Congress must campaign for slashing global warming pollution in a manner that is fast and furious. We need to do whatever it takes. This is not about balancing the required efforts and bail outs of polluting industry. It is about taking deadly serious the pollution that made 2010 the hottest year on record. It is about stopping perverse subsidies that provide seven times more public funding for coal, oil, and gas than for renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal. Second, Congress must campaign for significant financial assistance to help poor countries adapt to the devastating climate changes occurring already, and to develop cleanly, so that our efforts at home to protect the planet are not in vain. International climate financing is part of a fair and reasonable commitment from the United States, a wealthy country with the greatest historical share of global warming pollution, and is vitally necessary for achieving an effective global climate change agreement.Third, Congress must campaign to protect and encourage the use of all existing tools for reducing global warming pollution, which includes laws they passed decades ago like the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act is the reason why the administration can now require long-overdue pollution abatement technologies for the nation's dirtiest smokestacks, and why efficiency standards for America's cars will not be pitifully behind requirements in China. Members of Congress who are serious about stopping climate catastrophe will provide encouragement and support for other public officials, such as in state legislatures, the EPA, and the White House, to act quickly on this global emergency.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2010 10:45am
Aug 2, 2010

While some news reports attempt to downplay the amount of damage that has been done, it's clear that the Gulf oil disaster is one of the worst environmental tragedies in US history. This catastrophe has also further revealed the extraordinary extent of the oil industry's influence on our government. Many questions remain unanswered about government communications with BP and other oil companies, underwater oil plumes, impacts to marine wildlife, chemical dispersants, oil drilling safety regulation, and more. We've submitted 27 Freedom of Information Act requests to multiple government agencies and two Public Records Act Requests to the offices of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. The scope of these FOIA requests were derived from our ongoing field research as well as tips from local activists and reporters. The following is a list of the requests we've filed. In parentheses after each item is the agency with whom the request was filed (click on any of the agencies to view a PDF of the request). Wildlife ImpactsDetails of any and all mammal spotter flights conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Gulf region (USFSW) Any and all chain of custody forms for deceased wildlife in the Gulf region (USFW Details regarding turtles being killed in controlled oil burns in the Gulf region (USCG, NOAA, USFW Details of U.S. Navy flights contracted for whale and dolphin sightings in the Gulf region (Navy) Details of any and all communications or information regarding any of 23 endangered or threatened species of concern in the Gulf region including sperm whales and sea turtles (NOAA, USCG) Details of any communications about “carcass collection facilities” in the Gulf region (USFW Details of any communications between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and BP concerning dead mammals or marine life in the Gulf region (USFW Details of Natural Resource Damage Assessment flights (USFW Oil drilling safety regulationDetails of communication between the United States Coast Guard and ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, and/or ConocoPhillips concerning the safety of oil rigs in the Gulf and/or the term “blowout preventers” (USCG) Details of communications between the Minerals Management Service and the Offshore Operators Committee Deep Spills Working Group. (BOEMRE) Details of any information concerning the 27,000 abandoned wells in the Gulf (BOEMRE)Details of all internal communications regarding the 23 blowouts that have occurred on oil rigs in the Gulf since 2006. (BOEMRE) Details of all communications between MMS staffers K. Stauffer and J. McCarroll who contributed to deepwater environmental assessments (BOEMRE)Communications with USGS staff member Keith A. Kvenvolden concerning natural oil seeps (USG Details of violations and inspections and the certification process of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port facility (USCG)|Chemical dispersantsInternal communications within and between the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard and BP concerning directives on dispersant use and exemptions granted to BP by the Coast Guard (EPA, USCG)Details of the effectiveness of sub-sea dispersant application, how the Environmental Protection Agency has monitored BP's use of dispersants, and the point at which dispersants have a greater environmental impact than leaked oil (EPA) Flight records of C-130 aircraft carrying chemical dispersants (FAA, USCG) Records of dispersant-carrying aircraft with specific call signs flying out of Stennis International Airport (FAA) Cleanup operationsDetails of communications regarding BP employees or contractors and their authority or ability to police public lands (USCG) Underwater oil plumesInternal communications from NOAA missions to search for underwater oil plumes (NOAA) Details of all meetings and correspondence between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and BP regarding underwater oil plumes (NOAA) Communication Between Oil Companies and State OfficesDetails of any and all internal and external communications between Governor Bobby Jindal or any of his staff and the following companies: BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, and/or the American Petroleum Institute (Office of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal) Details of any and all internal and external communications between Governor Haley Barbour or any of his staff and the following companies: BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, and/or the American Petroleum Institute (Office of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour)

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Posted: Aug 2, 2010 6:14am
Jul 29, 2010

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just issued a report declaring 2000 to 2009 to be the hottest decade on record and the evidence of man-made global warming to be "undeniable." Around 300 scientists from nearly 50 countries contributed to the NOAA report, which tracked 11 different indicators of climate change and found that seven of them - including air temperature over land, sea-surface temperature, sea level, and humidity - are indeed rising.Moreover, according to Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring at the UK's Met Office, one of the agencies participating in the NOAA study, said that, “The glaringly obvious explanation for this is warming from greenhouse gases.”Yet within this context, a flak from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Myron Ebell, still has the gall to say, "It's clear that the scientific case for global warming alarmism is weak. The scientific case for [many of the claims] is unsound and we are finding out all the time how unsound it is."This is what the climate deniers' tactics basically amount to: Covering their ears and singing. “La la la I can't hear you everything is fine we need oil and coal lalala.” The worst part is, it works. That's why we have to push back.The science is settled: Global warming is happening and human activities are causing it. But the reporter who wrote this article on CNN's website didn't bother factchecking Ebell whatsoever, meaning Ebell got away with repeating the Dirty Lie. We need you to help set the record straight.Why would Ebell be willing to go on record ignoring hard scientific data with blatantly false talking points? Hm, let's see… His employer, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has taken buckets of money from oil companies like Koch Industries, ExxonMobil, and Texaco. CEI has also hosted events sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute and Arch Coal. Think that maybe has something to do with Mr. Ebell's skepticism? At the very least, these egregious conflicts of interest should be pointeded out to readers, as they should invalidate any “impartial” or “expert” opinion Ebell may have been able to provide. Here are a few links you can drop in the comments of the article on CNN to make sure future readers know the full story about Myron Ebell and the Competitive Enterprise Institute:Competitive Enterprise Institute - Koch Industries Climate Denial Front GroupExxonSecrets.org Factsheet: Competitive Enterprise Institute, CEICompetitive Enterprise Institute on SourceWatch.org

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Posted: Jul 29, 2010 4:42pm
Jul 28, 2010

Aurthur JD writes from Dalian in China...I arrived in Dalian on the day of the funeral for firefighter Zhang Liang, who drowned beneath the thick crude when his crew jumped into the ocean - without safety gear - to attempt, in vain, to fix an underwater pipe. Our lead photographer, Jiang He, who by now has reached legendary status globally for capturing the final seconds of Zhang's life, continued to cover the very emotional moments of this oil spill disaster.Colleagues described how over 30,000 people lined the streets of Dalian to honor Zhang. And judging from Jiang He's photos, there were many outpourings of grief for his untimely death, at the age of 25. People talked about whispers of anger from Dalian residents and firefighters against the corporations responsible for this tragic human and environmental disaster. And of their utter callousness: in the evening of the same day, a fancy celebratory dinner was held in one of Dalian's classiest hotels for the leaders of Dalian PetroChina. A large banner with grammatically incorrect Chinese welcomed them to the “fire rescue live event.” See more images from the Dalian oil spill --AurthurThe spill in Dalian is yet another reminder that oil is a dirty business, and the only way to stop future spills is to leave the oil in the ground. Enough is enough. Sign our petition to Congress telling them that now is the time for a permanent ban on ALL new drilling.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2010 10:09am
Jul 28, 2010

I'm back home now after nearly two weeks of working as a boat driver for Greenpeace in the Gulf. This was my second time in the Gulf to help with work related to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. What I experienced this time was entirely different from my first trip lastmonth.Last month, I saw deeply-oiled marshes and mangroves. There were lots of oiled birds; entire nests were slathered in oil. I witnessed hundreds of dolphins swimming in oil-slicked waters. Now this time, a little over a month later, the oil slicks are nearly gone! In traveling the Gulf from Louisiana to Alabama, I hardly saw an oil slick at all. All I saw was an ever-present light sheen in the water. What happened?BP has poured about two million gallons of Corexit oil dispersant into the Gulf. Obviously the stuff works, because it's hard to see the oil visually any more. As a result, the Gulf states are reopening their beaches and recreational fishing, and the pressure is on to reopencommercial fishing.The thing is, the water is now toxic. Here's a clip from a local news station showing the amount of oil that's in the water as a result of Corexit: The effect of using Corexit is that the oil doesn't float on the surface of the water now. Instead, it's dissolved into the water. This means it can't be skimmed, and also that it flows with the water current in addition to the wind. The oil is now spreading around the Gulf in such a way that it can't be collected. In addition to all that, Corexit has never before been used in any quantity approaching this level. The Gulf is now one massive experiment.It was particularly disturbing to me to see children playing in the water while oil clean-up crews were on the same beach a few hundred feet away, collecting tar balls. It's hard to watch because the water looks safe, but isn't.Because of all this, how we witness this tragedy has now changed. Instead of seeing oiled shorelines, we'll now see the effects through water sample testing. It's a more difficult message to convey, because things are starting to *appear* okay. To the contrary, the disaster isonly beginning. We'll be living with a fundamentally-changed Gulf ecosystem for decades to come.Let's work together to create a better future for our children by supporting an Energy Revolution!

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Posted: Jul 28, 2010 7:27am
Jul 27, 2010

Check out today's New York Magazine article on the second richest man in New York, and richest climate denier on the planet, David Koch:The Billionaire's Party: David Koch is New York's second-richest man, a celebrated patron of the arts, and the tea party's wallet.The best pull quote is this: Global warming could be good for the planet, Koch says. "A far greater land area will be available to produce food."...from this paragraph, which shows Greenpeace got his billionaire attention this spring: David Koch is deeply antagonistic to the Obama administration. He fought the health-care bill, and the financial-regulation measure that was passed last week ("Everyone I know in the financial world is terrified by the powers it gives the federal government"). He also opposes the president's climate-change proposals. In his office, Koch showed me a photocopied flyer Greenpeace had produced with sketches of him and Charles below the words wanted for climate crimes and shook it in the air. Koch Industries' emissions, Koch told me, are far less than legally required. "And yet they're attacking us as environmental criminals," he said. "Wanting to put me and Charles in jail." Koch says he's not sure if global warming is caused by human activities, and at any rate, he sees the heating up of the planet as good news. Lengthened growing seasons in the northern hemisphere, he says, will make up for any trauma caused by the slow migration of people away from disappearing coastlines. "The Earth will be able to support enormously more people because a far greater land area will be available to produce food," he says.Wow. What a load of... And it goes uncontested by the NY Mag author, Andrew Goldman, who seems to write mostly "people" pieces for the magazine - on Bette Midler, Martha Stewart's daugher, Annie Leibovitz - so he can't be expected to know a big ol' global warming lie when he hears it. But we know it's a Dirty Lie - and if you want to do something about it, please go to the article right now and call Mr. Koch out for his attempts to downplay the seriousness of global warming just so he can keep raking money in hand over fist. Here's a video about the Greenpeace campaign Mr. Koch was referring to: Greenpeace issued a report on the Koch Brothers in March 2010 (Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine) and another report last week on Bill Koch, David's twin brother who is waging a campaign to kill Cape Wind, which will be the first offshore wind farm in the nation, just because he doesn't want to look at it from his mansion. By the way, Greenpeace has relaunched our PolluterWatch website with profiles of all of the Kochs. New York Magazine got trusted inside access to David Koch (who rarely gives interviews), and provides a detailed biography of the three twisted billionaire Koch brothers. Allowing the magazine such access may have been a PR attempt to do some damage control and fend off the increasing attention the Kochs are receiving for their association with Americans for Prosperity and the radical Tea Party movement. Rachel Maddow has driven this story hard for months. Koch fought back with preemptive press releases that they have nothing to do with the Tea Baggers, but it just got them more bad press on Maddow. Its great. The Koch legacy of shrouded political action, global warming denial and free-market, anti-government, anti-regulatory radicalism is finally, slowly being dragged out into the sunlight... Accountability is a wonderful thing, especially when it involves the filthy rich.

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Posted: Jul 27, 2010 3:05pm
Jul 27, 2010

This morning, starting at 5.30am, teams of Greenpeace volunteers shut down 50 BP stations across London.The teams - each named after an animal threatened by BP's reckless oil exploration - fanned out across the capital in their electric and hybrid cars, going station to station and disabling the pumps.Why today? Because BP is expected to announce later the appointment of Bob Dudley as the company's new head to replace the gaffe-prone Tony Hayward, who led BP during the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Check out the live updates from the activists over the the Greenpeace UK site. We want to send a strong message to BP's new boss to ditch the spin and actually move 'beyond petroleum'.But there's more. This is also about realizing what we can achieve if we set our minds to it.We can end the oil age. We already have the tools we need to leave it behind and move towards a clean energy future. All that's missing is the determination to make it happen fast.Tell Congress: No new drilling, period!ABOVE: The safety switches from the BP Stations in London that were shutdown today by Greenpeace volunteers. These were removed, operating the safety shutdown and and closing the pumps. We're going to return all the switches later but until they fit new ones at the stations, the pumps will be out of action.This blog post comes from Lisa Vickers, a webbie at Greenpeace International.

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