- 11 December 2010 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating a very important number for all surfers and world citizens. The organization has conquered 150 coastal victories, since 2006.
The last victory was Barack Obama's decision to place a 7-year ban on new offshore drilling in the continental United States. In four years, Surfrider and its volunteers have given up countless hours of their time to help protect our beaches and coastlines for the benefit of everyone, everywhere.
The environment and the oceans need a helping hand from everyone. Here are some highlights of the 150 victories won for your coast:
* Established a fee on single use plastic bags in Washington D.C.
* Created a marine reserve at Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico.
* Overturned a longtime surfing ban in Chicago.
* Secured regulations and commitments from local municipalities to improve water quality at Oregon's Nye Beach.
* Stopped an environmentally damaging toll road project at Trestles beach in Southern California.
Congratulations to the Surfrider Foundation and keep up the good work.
- 07 December 2010 | Environment
The US President Barack Obama has announced that the country will be banning new offshore oil drilling in the next seven years.
It is great news for Mother Nature, world citizens and for the surfing community. More than 20.000 surfers have sent letters and messages to Obama, through Surfrider Foundation, asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling.
The local communities of the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover from the environmental tragedy. In the future, surfers will support the complete ban of offshore drilling as the world's drive leads to clean and renewable energy.
- 15 November 2010 | Environment
Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) warn the water industry there’s more to be concerned about than celebrate. Today Defra will release the 2010 bathing season results for the UK and both water companies and Government agencies will be quick to boast about an increase in beaches attaining the guideline standards.
Whilst trying their hardest to divert attention away from 16 beaches failing the 34 year old, inadequate and outdated water quality standards and a reduction in beaches failing to attain the bare minimum mandatory standards.