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  • New Beach Signs Warn the Public of Polluted Conditions July 22, 2014
    One of Surfrider’s newest BWTF labs in Montauk, NY, has already contributed to better community awareness of bacterial contamination at a local beach. Armed with their first year of data, they were able to convince the Town of East Hampton to post a warning sign of a chronic bacteria pollution problem at a beach favored by families with small children.
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  • Seismic Exploration for Oil & Gas Approved off the Atlantic Coast July 21, 2014
    The federal government has approved seismic exploration for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The decision, which was strongly opposed by the Surfrider Foundation, could pave the way for offshore drilling in the Atlantic.
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  • Surfrider ‘Finishes Strong’ in Martin’s Beach Access Case July 17, 2014
    urfrider Foundation delivered powerful closing remarks in the Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach I and II LLC case in San Mateo Superior Court today. The crux of the case is to require the property owner, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, to obtain a Coastal Development permit under the Coastal Act, just as any other coastal business or propert […]
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  • DC Passes EPS Foam Ban July 15, 2014
    The DC City Council just passed the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013, including a ban on EPS foam. The DC Chapter & others supported the bill but they had to fight last minute industry efforts to weaken it. They used a unique website and Twitter.
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  • Summer crowds get a primer on the proposed ocean outfall for Rehoboth Beach, DE July 9, 2014
    The Delaware Chapter was able to reach peak summer crowds this past holiday weekend. The News Journal ran a front page story on the proposed Rehoboth Beach ocean outfall. The Chapter is opposing the outfall and instead advocating for water recycling options over dumping the treated freshwater out to sea.
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