Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling, 10/8/18

Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling
October 8, 2018, 9 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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

Morning Session

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

Afternoon Session

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

News from our Newkirk Fellows

Congratulations to David Liu (Newkirk Fellow 2017-18). He will receive a 2018 Graduate Student of the Future award at this year’s
UCI ENGAGE Celebration of Community Engagement.



Kimberly Duong (Newkirk Fellow 2017-18) will present, “Fighting Drought One Lawn at a Time” on May 17, 2018 at the Anteater test kitchen.  Her talk will be followed by a food demonstration.  Learn more and RSVP



Pernilla Johansson (Newkirk Fellow 2016-17) will defend her dissertation, “To hear you must appear :Examining the emotional invisibility cloak of internationals in peace building” on  Monday, May 7, 2018. Learn more