Oceans and Coasts

The Unrepentant Sins Of The California Coastal Commission

February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

What do the former mayors of Malibu and San Diego, a former member of the California Coastal Commission, and a former captain of the County of Los Angeles Fire Department have in common? In a soon-to-be released documentary film entitled “Sins of Commission”, these former public servants, along with several other aggrieved property owners, describe in painful detail the transformation of the California Coastal Commission as a protector of the environment into a radical bureaucratic monster.


Law of the Sea Treaty Headed Toward Ratification

May 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) gives the United Nation's International Seabed Authority (ISA) control over 70% of the earth's surface. 153 nations have already ratified the treaty. Henry Lamb has put together a 10 minute slide presentation on LOST. Watch it!


National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan

December 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

This brief commentary with indepth hyperlinks pertains to the Joint Management Plans, Regulations, and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.


Coastal Commission Fails Attempt To Control Views From The Ocean

September 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

For over 30 years the California Coastal Commission has been overzealous in its attempts to control private property. In Dennis Schneider’s case the Coastal Commission attempted to impose unreasonable building conditions on his yet to be built house merely because it could seen from certain spots off-shore. This is an example of how power-grabbing agencies with non-elected officials attempt to destroy private property rights - one property at a time.


Moss Landing Harbor Boat Owners Fearful During Search

October 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

Summary: Last month the Monterey County Herald newspaper reported that Coast Guard search crews entered the Moss Landing Harbor in inflatable boats with machine guns mounted on their bows. Then, carrying M-16 rifles, they approached residents and boarded and searched their boats in the name of safety and "homeland security."


The Wizardry Behind Fishery Management

June 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

Summary: FLORIDA -- Like Dorothy's Wizard, the main force driving the new paradigms in fishery management policy today have remained relatively hidden, cloaked in an obscure fog of distant international environmental policy meetings. It's now past time to pull back the curtain and see exactly who is back there, writes Sid Preskitt.


Sanctuary Says YOU Are Primary Threat to Environment

August 15, 2003 | 0 Comments

According to the "Monterey Bay Begins o­n Your Street" brochure funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the primary culprit responsible for environmental threats to the sanctuary is "YOU!"


Getting to the Bottom of the Monterey Bay “National Marine Sanctuary”

August 14, 2003 | 0 Comments

O­n the surface, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary seems like a good thing but "safeguarding" (enforcement) "goes beyond protecting the resources within its boundaries." Eleven major watersheds, from seashore to mountain summit, encompass a 7,000 square mile landmass that is bigger than the Sanctuary itself.