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2010-12-06 13:01:00

Grassroots organizer working to protect Gold Butte RENO, Nev., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reno-based grassroots organizer Carrie Sandstedt of the Campaign for America's Wilderness at the Pew Environment Group is among five individuals profiled in the 2010 Patagonia Holiday Favorites catalog. Sandstedt was chosen for her efforts to protect the nation's last remaining wild places, and specifically the Gold Butte area outside Las Vegas, Nevada. "Carrie is a perfect example of...

2010-12-01 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic Program, issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's announcement today on offshore oil and gas leasing. "We appreciate the leadership from President Obama on the importance of looking carefully at the nation's energy program to balance exploration with environmental concerns. We are, however, concerned about the pressure this decision puts...

2010-11-27 11:16:00

Shark protections important, but not enough PARIS, Nov. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to decisions made at this year's meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. "ICCAT member governments today adopted measures to protect oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks, but were unable to provide real protection for Atlantic...

2010-11-16 10:18:00

Mismanagement Fails Atlantic Fish and Fishermen PARIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) begins in Paris, the Pew Environment Group is urging ICCAT member nations to create spawning ground sanctuaries for Atlantic bluefin tuna, suspend this imperiled fishery, strengthen conservation measures for sharks and stop illegal fishing. For the past 30 years, ICCAT member countries have...

2010-11-10 13:23:00

Pew Calls for Plugging Gaps in Spill Response Planning WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S. Arctic Ocean for six months or more, trapping spewed oil in ice for up to a decade according to a report released today by the Pew Environment Group. The study, "Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the U.S. Arctic Ocean: Unexamined Risks, Unacceptable Consequences," is the...

2010-11-09 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 11 at 10 a.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group will host a tele-briefing to discuss how illegal fishing, "crystal ball" management and chronic overfishing continue to threaten the sustainability of Atlantic bluefin and several species of sharks. This call will prepare journalists for an upcoming meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), a fisheries body that manages...

2010-11-08 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, Managing Director of the Pew Environment Group, issued a statement following the release of a new report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that exposes how fraud and intentional misreporting throughout the supply chain for Atlantic bluefin tuna have contributed to a thriving black market. "The entire bluefin tuna supply chain in the Mediterranean is mismanaged and subject to cheating and...

2010-10-21 10:06:00

Better data, more monitoring needed to effectively manage krill fishery in Southern Ocean HOBART, Tasmania, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group's Antarctic Krill Conservation Project (AKCP) urges the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to require scientific observers on board all krill fishing vessels and to intensify efforts at data collection to reduce uncertainties when managing this fishery. The AKCP also calls on...

2010-10-12 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts, issued the following statement after the Obama administration lifted the moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling that has been in place since May 27, 2010. "As the Interior Secretary allows deepwater rigs that were shut down after the Gulf of Mexico spill to go on line again, we urge him to continue the stringent oversight and reform he has imposed...

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2010-10-09 06:35:00

Scientists' recommendations for endangered bluefin tuna fishing quotas came under fire Friday by environmental groups that warned they are based on out-of-date and unreliable data. A four-day meeting on the subject, held in Madrid, Spain, was concluded Friday by the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The scientists made recommendations to be presented to ICCAT, the inter-governmental group that...


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