Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling
October 8, 2018, 9 am to 5:30 pm
Strengthening the Great Blue Wall is a collaboration from across Washington, Oregon and California to focus together from the perspectives of institutions of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, the legal community, scientific researchers, Native Americans, fishermen, and an informed and empowered civil society in order to preserve and protect the precious coastline and coastal resources of the West Coast from the all too well established hazards of off-shore drilling.
Coastal Communities have a right not to have their properties invaded by another Santa Barbara Oil Spill, or to have their use and enjoyment or their coastal lands and livelihoods substantially and unreasonable interfered with as occurred with the Gulf Oil Spill.
Strengthening the Great Blue Wall is free and open to campus and community. Space is limited. Click here to register.
9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks
Background: How Did We Get Here? Identification of and Opportunities for Constructive Engagement
Panel 1: State Governmental Legal Tools
Panel 2: State Legislative Action
Panel 3: Aboriginal & Treaty Rights
Panel 4: Local Government Approaches
Panel 5: Campaign Strategies & Coalition Building
Panel 6: Increasing Community Impacts and Engagement
Panel 7: Federal and State Litigation
Next Steps: Imperatives for Action
Engaging the Beckman Center Audience
5:30 pm Closing