EPIC, Humboldt Baykeeper, and Northcoast Environmental Center Vow to Fight Trump Administration’s Plan for Offshore Drilling

Epic Northcoast Environmental Center, Humboldt BaykeeperJoint press release from three North Coast Conservation Organizations:

On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would open offshore oil drilling for nearly all continental waters in the United States, including here along our North Coast. Trump will have to go through us first. Our organizations, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Humboldt Baykeeper, and the Northcoast Environmental Center, pledge that we will do everything in our power to fight offshore oil and gas development in Northern California.

President Trump’s reckless plan threatens our coast, our economy, and our way of life. We will defend our coast because we cannot suffer the same fate as Santa Barbara in 1969, Port Angeles in 1985, Grays Harbor in 1988, Coos Bay in 1999, and the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. We will not allow offshore drilling because we must move to a post-carbon economy. We will stand with our fishermen and oyster farmers who rely on clean water and a healthy environment.

We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too.

Tom Wheeler, Environmental Protection Information Center

Jen Kalt, Humboldt Baykeeper

Larry Glass, Northcoast Environmental Center

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47 comments

  • Good luck with that snowflakes.

    • They don’t need luck. They always win.

    • You must be one ofe the hopefuls that believe Humboldt isnt owned and paid for by marijuana. Maybe you believe logging is making a comeback. The word snowflake is played out and most republicans opt out of using it anymore,,, for fears of being directly associated with a man who doesnt possess the cognitive ability to do his job. Sessions is setting up Trump to go down with his soldiers …and the GOP will lose the battle on a hill full of weed.

  • You get them sweetheart. We need to stop all drilling for oil and gas. And, Life is good what does snowflakes refer to? I’m not up to all the lingo you young ones use. Inquiring minds need to know.

  • oh look, its a clever overstated unoriginal insult! yay!

    Thanks for the shout out, to the folks, willing to preserve what’s left of this beautiful cty! I will be donating as much funds as I can to these organizations! When you need it, I’ll be there to stop, block, resist, & overcome u Chumps, so willing to bend over for a quick cheap buck!

    • Remember to pay twice as much in income taxes too since you were probably against tax cuts !

      • That’s the dumbest reply ever. Lmao! Who do I pay these extra taxes too? Chump cut them, so why would I send double taxes? Do you mean donate the extra $ not paid out to taxes because the cuts? Sure, great suggestion. I will donate my extra $ to organizations in need. Thanks for the suggestion on where to get some extra funds from. Here I was recycling cans, little did I realize I can use the tax cut, to fight the environment haters! Thanks!

  • “Trump will have to go through us first ”

    yeah i dont think you guys are as high on the totem pole as you think

    gypsy rose ; not a fan of energy independence huh ?

  • IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF MONEY TO HALT DRILLING. YOUR STATE IS FLAT BROKE, SO ARE YOUR COUNTIES. MONEY TALKS BULL$HIT WALKS. DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU WILL WIN THAT WAR? SANTA BARBARA HAD LOTS OF MONEY, DID THEY WIN? TIME TO GET A GRIP ON YOUR DEMISE, ITS YOUR TURN NOW. FIGHT HARD IT WILL JUST LEAVE YOU WITH LESS. IT COSTS A FORTUNE TO BE AN ELITE PROGRESSIVE. MAYBE THE EPA CAN HELP YOU. YOU WILL GO AGAINST THE RICHEST CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD PLUS THE FEDS. SO STAND UP AN WAVE THAT FLAG.

    • You’re right. we should all just roll over and allow the pollution and exploitation of our coastal line and ocean without even trying to protect what we value so dearly. We can always just go get another one once they’re destroyed. Oh wait.

      • LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE LAND ALREADY, FILLED IT FULL OF POISON, ERODED EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TOUCHED, AN YOU HAVE THE GALL TO GET ON HERE AN SAY THAT SOMEBODY YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IS GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB OF SCREWING UP THE ENVIROMENT THAN YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE. WOW YOU GOT TALENT!

        • What the fuck are you talking about? Do you think everyone who reads this is logging, or mining? Not everyone opposed to offshore drilling is as hypocritical as you think. And why are you always yelling?

          • YOU DID READ IT THEN, YOU HAD NO TROUBLE READING THE PRINT. MY ADVICE IS IF IT BOTHERS YOU THAT MUCH, YOU SHOULD WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN A LETTER ABOUT HOW THE CAPITOL LETTERS ARE POISONING YOUR WATER SUPPLY. AND YOU WONT HAVE NONE OF IT.

        • Drone pollinators inc.

          That is so spot on. Fully agree. You commented for me.

    • Uh, California will finish 2018 with 19 billion in reserves. California is not broke.

      • Liberal hypocrisy

        Why don’t you put a little rum in that Kool Aid you’re drinking

      • https://www.google.com/amp/sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/25/california-pension-reform-calpers/amp/

        https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/02/the-top-10-most-indebted-states-in-the-us.html

        Lol, That’s like someone with a million dallor mortgage, five maxed out credit cards and a fully financed, 80 thousand dollar car thinking they have a surplus at the end of the month cuz they have a hundred bucks left over after making all their minimum interest payments. Grape is my favorite. Wait is that racist?

      • There are even cam recorded drives through homeless camps to prove that point. My favorite was the bike ride through Anaheim that showed the richness of Calif for miles upon miles.
        The average worker earns $12-15 bucks per hour. The average Calif politician earns what per hour? Who pays that wage? What is the literal wage the average worker earns after the politician is paid? How are politicians paid? How many different things are taxed, fee’d, fined, etc, in order to meet the politician’s wage and benefits? What is the literal earning of the average worker after the politicians are accounted for?

        How many politicians became ultra millionaires? How many average citizens did?
        How many politicians live in mansions? How many live in homeless camps like the average working bear?

  • Californias political pissing contest with the federal government is only helping the politicians involved and hurting the taxpayers. Example, sanctuary state and ice, pot and sessions now offshore drilling. Neither side is making the world a better place, they are just insuring more jobs for cops and lawyers. Which the taxpayers pay for both because you can bet Trump and Brown aren’t paying for any of the expenses they are causing so they can look good on the news.

    • YOU ARE SO RIGHT, MIKE CA. WILL BE A WAR ZONE.

    • Less offshore oil drilling would make the world a better place.

      • So would forced sterilization of the entire human species, but you missed the point entirely. Polarization of the left and right in politics to the point where your emotions trump (no pun intended) logic and reasoning accomplish nothing. In elementary school they try to teach you the meaning of democracy governing, well in today’s times they might as well skip that course.

  • DELUSIONAL LIBERAL

    Yea where is EPIC on the environment for toxins at pot grows they collapsed the timber industry now they can’t be found anywhere pot toxins are discovered.

    • Maybe, just maybe...

      YA SRSLY WTF OTHER THAN ALL THE STUFF THEY HAVE SAID AGAINST DOPE POLLUTORZ U R RIGHT THEY R’NT 24/7 LIKE YOU, [edit]. ASK UR SUPERVISORS WHY THEY REDUCED RIPARIAN BUFFERS IN HUMBOLDT[edit]. ALL 5 OF THEM DESPITE PROTESTS WHERE WERE U EPIC WAS THERE. ASK UR SUPERVISORS WHY THEY REZONE OPEN SPACE 4 DEVELOPMENT[edit]. WHERE WERE U, EPIC WUZ THERE.

      • Liberal hypocrisy

        Come on man you’re not texting on a flip phone, use real sentences and real words if you want to get taken seriously! Oh wait maybe you are, LOL!

    • TRY FRIENDS OF THE EEL RIVER, THEY WILL GLADLY TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE POISONS AN TOXINS, HOW THE WATER TEMP HAS COME UP 3 DEGREES IN FEEDER STREAMS FULL OF NITRATES AN OTHER GREAT FERTILIZERS.

    • Fake fuckin news. EPIC is opposed to industrial pot growing. It’s the county that is promoting it. We need new supervisors.

  • Trumpelstiltskin

    What I’d like to know, is if you had a 680 acre pot farm, permits in place, all environmental compliance done, greenhouses all set up, with water storage and all, why would you be selling out for 2.6 million? Couldn’t you make this much every year, with your 2000 plants?

    Who cares if they drill for oil, as long as they build some roads, expand charging for electrics, and set up Hydrogen fuel stations too…

    Face it, humans are not going to stop until this planet is an empty stone.

  • now there are three worthless organizations. they apparently dont care if marijuana farms are destroying the fish runs in the entire eel river system and poisoning the drinking water in the trinity river or that their bay trail destroys vital shoreline habitat or that their no logging policy in national forests aids horrendous wildfires and contributes to the premature harvesting of privately owned timber. in this area, there is not enough oil and natural gas to induce a co. to drill offshore. and, ironically, they all drive gas cars that use the oil that comes from the north slope alaska and socal. they have no sense of balance. there are adequate safeguards in place, and they are improving methods continually. in short, their stance is obstructionist and hypocritical.

  • Nobrainnoheadache

    Go after all the dip shits dumping chemicals in the rivers from grows. Oh wait that’s to hard and doesn’t get as much political attention.

  • I still want to know what Snowflakes are.

  • What innovative improvements have been made since 1969?
    What countries have America become dependent on since 1969?

    Were the newly requested studies ever completed, using the points of new innovation of safeguards?
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-25/trump-said-to-order-review-of-oil-drilling-off-california-coast

    Are the opposers using old material and opinion based off the years of old, or are they up to date and debating fact instead of hysteria?

    We don’t need spin doctors running the world, we need real doctors.
    Spin doctors spin opinions into narratives that sound like facts, in order to deceive. Those who benefit off the spun narrative use that for all their political moves for their profit agenda.
    Without profit, they all fold and the people/citizens profit instead. The “our” term is replaced with “their”.

  • Ohhhhh. I know what snowflakes are, I just couldn’t make the connection until I read the article again. Thank you folks for helping me. All of you have a good, good year

    • You are adorable!

      I was just reading that the current Chinese term is ‘white lotus’, instead of ‘snowflake’. Sounds nicer, somehow…

      You have a good, good year, too.

  • Thank you Susy. I’d make a heart but I don’t know how, so just pretend you see one.

  • Why is this a bad thing? How will this harm our coast line? How will it NOT help the economy. I want educated answers not anti-Trump answers

  • Fidlin the ganjo

    We will drill and there will be oil spilt onto your beaches. Suck it up!
    You snowflakes can all volunteer cleaning up the next spill and show us your dedication.
    There will be oil! Its best for America and the economy!

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