Ted Williams's Blog Archive June, 2012

Constituents Sit In Representatives’ Offices for an End to Mountaintop Removal

Residents say Appalachia Deserves Better: Congressmen Must Take Action to Prevent Increases in Cancer, Birth Defects and Other Severe Health Impacts Linked to MTR

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning residents from West Virginia joined residents from three other states severely impacted by mountaintop removal coal mining in congressional office sit-ins in protest of their congressional representatives’ refusal to protect their communities from the extreme impacts of mountaintop removal. Constituents are currently occupying the offices of Congressmen Nick Rahall (D-WV), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Jimmy Duncan (R-TN).

Latest Mountaintop Removal Outrage

Dear OVEC friends and supporters,

Consideration of Further Protection of Currently Unmanaged Forage Species

A PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR MARINE CONSERVATION (NCMC)
4 ROYAL STREET, SE ♦ LEESBURG, VA 20175
(703) 777‐0037
May 28, 2012
Dr. Donald McIsaac
Executive Director
Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 Northeast Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220
RE: Agenda Item G.1 – Consideration of Further Protection of Currently Unmanaged Forage Species

Dear Dr. McIsaac,
The National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC), founded by fishermen in 1973, is dedicated to keeping the oceans wild to preserve fishing opportunities for the future. We promote a broad, ecosystems approach to fisheries management that reflects our expanding circle of concern for all marine life and the future of fishing. Our Wild Oceans programs emphasize conserving the ocean’s top predators ‐ the big billfish, swordfish, tunas and sharks while preserving healthy ocean food webs and critical habitats essential to the survival of all fish, marine mammals and seabirds.