Climate and Energy - Oceana USA

Offshore Wind

Offshore wind promises a future of clean, abundant energy.

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Seismic Airgun Blasting

Seismic airgun blasting threatens marine life, coastal communities and local economies.

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Offshore Drilling

Opening new areas to offshore drilling poses dangerous and unacceptable risks.

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Overview

Oceana uses science and advocacy to drive policies aimed at stopping climate change. Our three current areas of focus are preventing offshore drilling, preventing seismic airgun blasting and promoting responsibly sited offshore wind energy.

Perhaps the gravest threat to our oceans and our planet is a changing climate. Unprecedented levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are warming the planet and disrupting weather patterns, leading to flooding, melting ice, rising seas, droughts, and the devastation of ecosystems on land and at sea.

Oceans are among the most effective buffers against climate change, but as more carbon is absorbed by the oceans they become more acidic, reducing their capacity for absorbing fossil fuel emissions. This acidification is killing shellfish and corals—vital components of the entire food web—threatening marine populations from the smallest polyps to the largest whales.

Oceana is determined to help end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels, the leading source of carbon pollution on the planet. We use science, advocacy, communications, litigation and grassroots organizing to win policy victories that prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, and that promote the responsible development of clean offshore wind energy.

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TELL PRESIDENT BIDEN: PERMANENTLY PROTECT OUR COAST FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING, FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

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Offshore Drilling Fuels the Climate Crisis and Threatens the Economy

Hindsight 2020

East Coast Opposition to Oil and Gas Drilling

West Coast Opposition to Oil and Gas Drilling

Arctic Drilling

Dirty Drilling Offshore Safety Report

Tourism Impacts Fact Sheet

Seismic Airgun Blasting Fact Sheet

Seismic Airgun Blasting: Facts in Brief

Opposition map for print

Maps: Marine Habitat and Seismic Blasting Areas

Offshore energy by the numbers

Offshore Drilling Myth vs. Fact