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2019 Press Releases

Twelve Global Shipping Companies Slowed Transits in 2018 Program Off CA Coast to Protect Blue Whales and Blue Skies

The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2018 program and recognized the 12 shipping companies that participated, reducing speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel region. The voluntary incentive program ran July 1 – November 15, 2018. Partners recognized the companies at a ceremony at the Bannings Landing Community Center near the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

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Goleta Opposes Proposal to Truck Offshore Oil on California Highways

The Goleta City Council today voted to oppose ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms and truck that oil up California’s coastal highway and across Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties. ExxonMobil’s three offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel have been idle since a coastal oil pipeline that served them failed in 2015, causing a massive oil spill that blackened Santa Barbara area beaches and killed hundreds of birds and marine animals.

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Vijaya Jammalamadaka and David Andreasen Join Board of Environmental Defense Center

EDC is proud to announce that both Vijaya Jammalamadaka and David Andreasen have joined the organization’s board of directors. Ms. Jammalamadaka is a retired environmental specialist with decades of experience in environmental policy and supporting local nonprofits. Mr. Andreasen is a lifetime resident of Santa Barbara and an attorney in private practice, specializing in criminal appeals. Both bring considerable experience from the public and nonprofit sectors and a deep commitment to protecting our local environment.

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