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February 8, 2018, The Brunswick News
Coastal legislators sound concern on offshore drilling
“… while seismic testing and offshore drilling ‘pose the risk of a spill that could adversely affect Georgia’s fishing and coastal tourism industries for decades.’”
February 6, 2018, The Brunswick News
Dialogue on Sustainable Growth Encouraging
It is clear residents recognize the limitations of our natural environment and are willing to work within those limits to allow for sustainable growth. This foresight, will allow our community to adapt appropriately as the region is transformed by population growth and a changing environment,” said Alex Muir, OHM’s Coastal Advocate.
February 2, 2018, Savannah Morning News
Bipartisan group of Coastal Georgia lawmakers leading charge against offshore drilling
“Our legislators are demonstrating that they are hearing citizens’ concerns, and that this is not a partisan issue. The resolution is all about Georgia – raising up our coastal economies and combating threats to our economies,” said Megan Desrosiers, OHM’s President/CEO.
January 19, 2018, The Washington Post
Frustrated governors still waiting for offshore drilling meeting with Trump administration
“New Jersey’s newly inaugurated governor, Democrat Phil Murphy, did not respond to emails. Nor did his counterparts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Delaware, South Carolina and Georgia. But of those, only Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal (R) has not voiced opposition to drilling.”
January 17, 2018, The Brunswick News
Right whale absence sets record
‘He said the situation puts right whales and the people who research them into “uncharted territory.”’
January 14, 2018, The Brunswick News
Leadership conference brings together conservationists of all backgrounds
‘Drew Lanham can boil the definition of “conservation” down to one word — love. “Conservation is caring about something enough, intensely enough, that you want to save some for later,” the ornithologist said Saturday during his keynote address at One Hundred Miles’ second annual “Choosing to Lead” conference. “Now, move that intensity another level — you want to save something for later for others.”’
January 12, 2018, The Brunswick News
Offshore drilling support declining among Southern Republicans
“Georgia’s opposition has been led by amazing local communities and citizens. And sadly, our federal officials continue to support offshore development and exploration. So, even if Governor Deal came out in opposition, we still need our senators and congressmen to oppose offshore drilling. I am disheartened by this position, but still have hope that our community voices will sway our congressmen and they will step up,” said Alice Keyes OHM’s VP of Coastal Conservation.
January 11, 2018, The Savannah Morning News
Editorial: Leave Georgia’s coast out of oil drilling plan
“Our elected representatives should be working to protect the richness of our coastal shores and the livelihoods that depend on it.”
January 10, 2018, Connect Savannah
Coloring the Conservation Conversation
“If we step back and think about what it is we require and how we want the best for our friends and family, we don’t see ourselves as separate or above another other species, but part of something greater. The environment is part of all those other contexts. It’s a Golden Rule—or a Green Rule, really: By doing our best by nature, we’re doing best for ourselves,” said Dr. Drew Lanham, OHM’s Choosing to Lead Conference speaker and author of The Home Place.
January 10, 2018, McClatchy Washington Bureau
Trump creates political trouble for GOP coastal state governors
“The governor has some concerns with opening up Georgia’s pristine coastlines, which he will convey to the congressional delegation,” said Jen Ryan, Deal’s deputy chief of staff for communications, in a statement to McClatchy.
January 5, 2018, Rolling Stone Magazine
Th Ghost of the Deepwater Horizon Returns
“On the worst days, the oil flowed up on the beaches in ribbons, sticking to the sand like big black cobwebs,” I wrote. “The smell was bad, too – a heavy, metallic, stomach-churning odor of volatilizing chemicals, of benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. It was the smell of cancer. Later, while I was out on a small boat, a pod of dolphins surfaced in the middle of an oil slick nearby. I could actually hear them coughing.”
January 5, 2018, Savannah Morning News
Conference aims to grow coastal environmental leaders
“We should teach every woman, man and child about how nature, particularly water, can enhance that emotional toolbox. And how we can use that knowledge as a force for good to create a positive feedback loop where we recognize that going to the coast makes us happier, healthier. It connects us to each other, boosts our creativity, turns a stressful day at least into a less stressful day,” said Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, OHM Choosing to Lead Conference keynote speaker and author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do.
January 5, 2018, The Brunswick News
Keynote speakers to share conservation message at leadership conference
“I’m going to ask people … to understand first where you are on the globe and to sort of put down that home stake, so that we understand it’s a place worth defending. And by defending, I mean by standing up for what’s right,” said Dr. Drew Lanham, OHM Choosing to Lead Conference keynote speaker and author of The Home Place.
January 4, 2018, The New York Times
Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling
“As expected, the Trump administration has announced plans to open the Georgia coast and the rest of the Atlantic to lease sales for offshore oil and gas development. The announcement disregards the strong opposition from Georgians and other coastal residents against transforming our coast for such a dirty industry,” said Alice Keyes, OHM’s VP Coastal Conservation.
January 2, 2018, Coastal Illustrated
Environmental group leads way into the New Year
“We want people to understand that no matter where their interests and passions lie, they have a role to play in protecting our coast,” said Catherine Ridley, OHM’s VP of Communications and Education.