Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for October 14, 2016


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Land Grab
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

“For years I have expressed significant concerns about offshore drilling in the Arctic. The federal administration should not enable new oil and gas drilling in these untouched areas that host such a fragile environment.” Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington State, March 31, 2015

“No future extraction [on public lands]. I agree with that.”
Hillary Clinton, Democratic Nominee for President,
Feb. 4, 2016

Who owns the West? Increasingly, it’s the US Federal Government, with the help of compliant state executives, and if you don’t mind, they’d prefer you got off their lawn.

Federal lands account for 69 percent of Alaska, 30 percent of Washington, 53 percent of Oregon and 45 percent of California. The Feds also have 19 percent of Hawaii, although that number might need recalculating, as we’ll discuss below. In the 13 Western states, Uncle Sam owns an average of 47 percent of the land, while controlling less than 5 percent of the land in thirty-seven East Coast and Midwest…MORE

Friday, October 14, 2016
Ex-POLA Police Chief Sentenced to Prison

Cargo Ship Rescued Off Alaska Coast

New Port of San Francisco Director Appointed

Oakland Monthly Cargo Volume Rises

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Story1Ex-POLA Police Chief Sentenced to Prison

By Mark Edward Nero

On Oct. 11, the former chief of the Port of Los Angeles’ police department was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme involving a smartphone app designed to allow people to report criminal activities at the port…(Read full article)

Story2Cargo Ship Rescued Off Alaska Coast

By Mark Edward Nero

The crew of the US Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau assisted in the rescue and safe transit of a 400-foot cargo vessel with 12 people aboard during a multiple-day operation in the Gulf of Alaska recently…(Read full article)

Story3New Port of San Francisco Director Appointed
By Mark Edward Nero

Elaine Forbes, who has been the Port of San Francisco’s interim director the past seven months, was appointed to the job permanently by Mayor Edwin Lee on Oct. 12. The appointment is effective immediately, according to the mayor…. (Read full article)

Story4Oakland Monthly Cargo Volume Rises
By Mark Edward Nero

Overall Port of Oakland cargo volume – full import and export containers – increased 2.7 percent last month compared to September 2015, the port reported Oct. 11. The increase was mainly due to outbound cargo containers… (Read full article)

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