Beach Act: for safe sands and waters | Photo: Cumulus Clouds

For the third year in a row, Congress is considering a bill to reauthorize the Beach Act. This landmark law was first championed by Surfrider Foundation a decade ago.

The Clean Coastal Environment & Public Health Act of 2009 will increase the amount of federal dollars that can be spent on beach water quality monitoring and will modernize the technology we rely on to protect the health of the beach-going public. It also expands the scope of the Beach Act to include tracking and cleaning up the sources of beach water pollution. The House of Representatives has passed this bill twice now, but it has not yet seen the Senate floor.

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The Gulf of Mexico oil tragedy: green fields and oil aren't friends

The Obama Administration today issued new suspensions on deepwater drilling on the OCS that will last until Nov 30, 2010.

Last week a federal appeals court rejected the federal government's effort to impose an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues.

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Surf Aid: great job, now with Walu

SurfAid International granted the newly formed Walu International an experience that will help proliferate their impact in villages in Papua New Guinea.

SurfAid gave Walu an inside look on how Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is being properly implemented on the island of Nias, off North Sumatra, Indonesia, with the objective of helping expedite the impact that Walu will have as an organization.

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