In the fight to keep strong oil spill protections, Buzzards Bay recently won a big battle. The federal government has withdrawn its request to reopen a case challenging the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act.
By building a new private wastewater facility, a Cataumet marina is planning to eliminate a major source of nitrogen pollution – septic systems – from its neighborhood on the shores of Red Brook Harbor.
It’s exciting to go seal watching in winter! But there are a few things you should keep in mind so you and these animals stay safe and happy. Read these five important tips about seals in Buzzards Bay.
This week, the Coalition completed the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project, forever protecting more than 400 acres of fields, forests, and shoreline in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. It’s the largest land conservation project on Buzzards Bay in 25 years.
Since 2010, the Coast Guard has recorded at least one reported oil spill in New Bedford Harbor every month. Over 60 percent of these were “mystery spills" where no responsible party was ever identified.
A recent incident on Buzzards Bay shows the importance of strong oil spill protections that were signed into law after the Bouchard B-120 oil spill fouled nearly 100 miles of the Bay’s shoreline in 2003.