Oregon has permanently banned offshore drilling in the midst of a federal push to open 90 percent of federal waters to oil exploration. The Center for the Blue Economy's National Ocean Economics statistics are a part of the reason why.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing entitled, “Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities,” on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Center for the Blue Economy Advisory Council Chair, Mr. Michael Conathan, was there to testify.
Using Center for the Blue Economy collaborative research as a baseline, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Seaport Economic Council funds Expedition Blue!, telling the story of the blue economy in Cape Cod.