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Campaign for Healthy Oceans

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  • Federal Ocean Programs: Good for the Economy

    As illustrated by the graph below, the gross domestic product from industries that depend on the oceans far exceeds federal expenditures for ocean and coastal management by agencies such as the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of the Interior. In the current economy, it is important to make fiscally responsible choices. Investment in ocean and... Read More

  • A Once and Future Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem

    The Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010 released more oil into the marine environment than any previous U.S. oil spill. This spill has already taken a great ecological and economic toll on the Gulf of Mexico, but it may be years before we know the full extent of the damage from the oil and the chemical dispersants used to break it up. Read More

  • One Page Description: Healthy Oceans

    The increasing industrialization of our oceans threatens the fragile health of marine ecosystems. If poorly planned or managed, drilling for oil and natural gas in federal waters, developing aquaculture and building wind, wave and tidal energy facilities all have the potential to damage America's marine environment. Currently, several federal agencies manage industrial activities in our oceans... Read More


Christine Fletcher

Officer, Communications