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April 30, 2011
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-The Convergence of Economic, Environmental and National Security
-DC Delegates Tackle NOP, Catch Limits, and Oil Spills
-Big Progress on Fishery Management and Energy
-Rocky Moutains meets with Rep. Coffman, Rep. Tipton, Rep. DeGette and TJ Deora
-What Happens to the Natural Resources When the Ice Melts?
Alex Wall and Trevor Winnier excited to join E2
-San Diego Chapter Welcomes Sarah Mueller
-Advocacy Area News from April and March TeleSalon (Recording)
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  L to R: Dave Rosenheim (E2), Christine Luong (E2), Jack Oswald (E2), Rep. Henry Waxman (D - CA), Gordon Davidson (E2), Bill Capp (E2), Jim Presswood (NRDC). Click to enlarge image.
On April 12-14 the E2 DC delegation, led by E2 Co-Founder, Nicole Lederer, arrived in Washington just days after a total government shutdown had been averted literally at the final hour. With Congress barely able to negotiate a budget to keep the government in business, our objective was to seek new allies to reinforce an agenda that promises economic growth and jobs for every region of the country – a winning proposition regardless of the prevailing politics. In a highly partisan environment and amidst aggressive attacks against environmental regulation, our strategy was to de-politicize and advance an agenda for better resource management and efficiency ...read more >
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  L to R: Regan Nelson (NRDC), Carl Nettleton (E2), Berl Hartman (E2), Raymond Kane (E2).
In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy said, "Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.” This is even truer today than it was 50 years ago. Lack of a coherent ocean policy and huge gaps in our knowledge place this incredible resource at risk. For decades, our oceans have been subjected to threats from overexploitation, habitat degradation, coastal pollution, climate change and competing usages, which in turn jeopardize the jobs and recreation that oceans provide.

E2 is involved in this issue for many reasons, not least of which is that our oceans and great lakes are an incredible engine of economic development that depends on healthy oceans. America’s ocean economy contributes more to the country’s GDP than the entire farm sector, grossing more than $230 billion in 2004.
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This year, earth day might be called Oceans Day for the E2 New England Chapter.

E2 New England has been active on ocean issues since our first trip to Washington in 2003 where we advocated for stronger constraints on overfishing. Through the years, we have worked on many oceans-related issues, many of which have come to fruition: a strengthened Magnuson-Stevens Act to reduce overfishing; the Massachusetts Oceans Act that pioneered a state-of-the-art oceans plan based on coastal and marine spatial planning; and other ocean-related issues at both the state and federal level, including support for the nation’s largest planned offshore wind farm, Cape Wind.

In many ways, we are now seeing the positive results of these efforts. Largely thanks to revised fishery management policies that E2 supported for many years, for the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won't take too much of any species from the sea, according...read more >
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  L to R: E2 Rockies Manager, Jamila Rockette, E2 Member, Joel Serface, Congressman Mike Coffman, E2 Member Fred Julander. Congressman Coffman's Colorado District Office, Lone Tree, CO.
Clean energy development and energy efficiency are priority advocacy areas for the E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter. This month, E2 Rockies members held several meetings with state and federal public officials about our chapter’s vision and priorities for a clean energy Colorado.

On March 28, E2 Members Fred Julander, Joel Serface, and E2 Rockies Manager, Jamila Rockette held our first E2 meeting with Congressman Mike Coffman. Congressman Coffman represents Colorado Congressional District 6, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, and Park counties. This is a traditionally conservative district, and E2 Rockies is pleased with Congressman Coffman’s response to our organization, his desire to establish a working relationship with our business leader advocates, and his specific interest in developing policies around transportation efficiency and alternative fuel development. Following the meeting with Congressman Coffman...read more >
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  L to R: National Geographic Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman, Jared Carney (Executive Director of Program Development, Milken Institute), Lisa Speer (Director of NRDC's International Oceans Program), Phil McGillivary (Science Liaison for Coast Guard PACAREA), and Jon Foster (E2 Northern California Chapter Director)
On March 30, over 150 E2 members and guests convened at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA for an evening EcoSalon, “The Future of the Arctic.” The event, hosted by Jon Foster (E2 Northern California Chapter Co-director) and Nicole Lederer (E2 Co-founder), focused on the economic and political challenges created by a rapidly changing Arctic environment; where ice once existed is now open sea, allowing easier access to resources, but consequently putting pressure on an already climate-stressed ecosystem. The four-speaker panel discussed with members the political, economic, and environmental ramifications of such change.

After a food and wine reception, attendees took their seats for an opening presentation by acclaimed polar photographer and...read more >
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The Pacific Northwest Chapter would like to welcome its two newest Chapter Directors, Alex Wall and Trevor Winnie. As this chapter grows, Alex and Trevor will be instrumental in many of the events that E2 holds as well as the advocacy work that is at the core of E2’s work.

Alex Wall

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  New Pacific Northwest Chapter Director Alex Wall.
Alex Wall is the Director of Consulting for Discover-e Legal, LLC (formerly Pacific Legal, Inc.), a litigation support and software development company. His hybrid role combines aspects of consulting, in-house counsel, business development, and project management. Prior to moving to Portland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife and fellow E2 member, Marie Kent, Alex worked as an attorney for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, in Manhattan specializing in the discovery phase of complex corporate litigation. It was in New York where Alex was introduced to E2’s New York Chapter, and he jumped at...read more >
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  San Diego's new Volunteer Chapter Coordinator.
We are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the E2 San Diego Chapter, Sarah Mueller. Sarah is joining E2 as San Diego’s new volunteer Chapter Coordinator and will support the orchestration of our various platform objectives along with our administrative support functions.

Sarah has a terrific background for this role with previous posts as a Senior Management Analyst for the United States Navy, Marketing Coordinator, Business Development Project Manager/Press & Media Associate, Senior Real Estate & Estate Planning Paralegal. She is also working on her Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy & Management (anticipated Completion 2012) with Concentration: EPA, RCRA, NEPA, Code of Federal ...read more >
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In case you missed it, below are articles from April that discuss E2's priority advocacy areas and a link to E2's March Telesalon: "Alternative Fuels 101: the Good, the Bad, and the Enormous Implications" on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (members only).

Biofuels 101 (Recording)

"There may be wide acknowledgment that the United States needs to wean itself off imported fossil fuels, but alternatives are not all created equal. Judith Albert (E2 Executive Director), Mary Solecki (E2 Advanced Biofuel Industry Consultant), Brian Siu (NRDC Energy Policy Analyst), and Liz Barratt-Brown (NRDC Senior Attorney) discuss this complex and consequential topic, and how E2 is taking a leading role in advancing positive policy outcomes."...read more >
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