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Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...Decisions made by oil companies in the Arctic Ocean are finally starting to make sense," said Susan Murray, deputy vice president of Oceana, a group dedicated to the environmental preservation of Earth's oceans. "Pursuing oil and gas in the U...
Federal agency opens comment on Arctic fisheries plan

...the United States saying to the world we are very concerned about what is going on in the Arctic," Jim Ayers, vice president of Oceana, said Tuesday. If the plan gets final approval, it could go into effect early next year. Doug Mecum, acting...
US reps say ocean policy may block new energy development of the oceans. "It's Shell's position that better balance is needed," he said. Jim Ayers, vice president of Oceana, said he's also read the report and there is nothing in it to raise concerns about offshore energy development...
Groups file challenge to Chukchi drilling

...all know ... that the polar cap is melting. No scientist in the world challenges that," said Jim Ayers, vice president of Oceana. "What is the potential impact of a spill in these sensitive areas?" Ayers said the hope is that the court...
Ayers ready for his next challenge

...personal health issues, concerns of a more universal nature have drawn Ayers away from the diamond. Ayers serves as vice president of Oceana for the Pacific region, an international ocean environmental advocacy group that has offices in Alaska, Oregon...
Bottom trawling restrictions start Monday

...assess what areas needed protection, leaving the non-sensitive areas open to bottom trawling. Jim Ayers, vice president of Oceana, said the regulation essentially puts the northern Bering Sea off-limits to bottom trawlers. The fishing vessels...


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