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NOPC Statement on Release of Draft Mid-Atlantic Ocean Plan

JULY 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brent Greenfield: (713) 337-8821; brent.greenfield@oceanpolicy.com Following today’s release of the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan, NOPC Executive Director Brent Greenfield issued the following statement: “Since the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) was first established in 2013, the National Ocean Policy Coalition (Coalition) has been actively engaged in the RPB’s [...]

NOPC Statement on Release of Draft NE Ocean Plan

MAY 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brent Greenfield: (713) 337-8821; brent.greenfield@oceanpolicy.com Following today’s release of the draft Northeast regional ocean plan, National Ocean Policy Coalition Executive Director Brent Greenfield issued the following statement: “Since the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) was first established in 2012, the National Ocean Policy Coalition (Coalition) has been actively [...]

NOPC Issues Statement On U.S. House of Representatives Action

Bill Provides Time-Out In Implementation Of New Policy HOUSTON, TX – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved the Fiscal Year 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill (H.R. 5326).  The bill includes a provision under Sec. 553 that prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this bill to implement the new National Ocean Policy.  This [...]

National Ocean Policy Coalition Responds To Draft Ocean Action Plan

Proposals Could Create Uncertainty and Damage Economic Recovery WASHINGTON, DC – The National Ocean Council today released a 118-page draft action plan for implementation of the new National Ocean Policy.  The National Ocean Policy Coalition (NOPC) is concerned that this proposal could create uncertainty and harm economic activity at a time when our economy is [...]

NOPC Comments on the National Ocean Council’s Strategic Action Plan Outlines

National Ocean Policy Coalition:  Comments on the National Ocean Council’s Strategic Action Plan Outlines On July 1, 2011, the National Ocean Policy Coalition electronically submitted comments to the National Ocean Council on the Strategic Action Plan Full Content Outlines for the National Ocean Policy’s nine priority objectives…

NOPC Comments on the Development of Strategic Action Plans

National Ocean Policy Coalition: Comments on the Development of Strategic Action Plans On April 28, 2011, the National Ocean Policy Coalition electronically submitted comments to the National Ocean Council on the development of Strategic Action Plans for the nine priority objectives for implementation of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, [...]

National Ocean Policy Coalition Weighs In On Ocean Policy Task Force’s Final Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 19, 2010   The National Ocean Policy Coalition expressed its concern that the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force announced today could result in unintended economic and societal consequences for ocean policy stakeholders. “The National Ocean Policy Coalition believes that the Task Force’s final recommendations could lead to a new [...]

NOPC Submits Comments On Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

The National Ocean Policy Coalition submitted the following comments via http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/oceans/interim-framework/submit and hand delivered on February 12, 2010, to the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force c/o The Honorable Nancy Sutley, Council on Environmental Quality. Dear Chairwoman Sutley: On behalf of the National Ocean Policy Coalition (NOPC), I am pleased to submit comments on the Interim [...]