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Ocean Economy

Attacks Threaten the Health of Our Oceans and Economy

Sarah Chasis | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Currently, more than 20 agencies and 140 laws govern our oceans, each with their own agendas and mandates. The National Ocean Policy is designed to bring order to this chaos and to ensure better stewardship of our valuable ocean resources.

Ocean Planning Would Bring Billions of Dollars of Economic Benefits, New Study Confirms

Sarah Chasis | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

With our oceans contributing more to our nation's economic output than the entire U.S. farm sector, we can't afford to just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

White House Budget Proposal Threatens Cuts to Critical Coastal and Marine Programs

Sarah Chasis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Toxic chemicals, oil, and waste contaminate our beaches and coastal waters, hurting the tourism industry and creating dead zones like that in the Gulf of Mexico, which covered an area the size of New Jersey in 2010.