[Coral-List] The Saga of Dean Jacobson and Majuro Coral Mining

Karsten Shein karsten.shein at noaa.gov
Wed Mar 19 13:41:57 EDT 2014

In addition, there is the "We the People" site 
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov.  If a petition gets 150 signatures 
within 30 days, it becomes searchable within WhiteHouse.gov.  If it gets 
100,000 signatures within 30 days, it requires a response from the White 
House (Coral List represents 8% of that number - if every lister posts 
the petition on their social media sites and mentions it to their 
students and/or colleagues, that 100K is not a lofty goal).  Since the 
FAA is an executive agency, their actions are ultimately directed by the 


On 3/19/2014 12:59 PM, James Hendee wrote:
> Greta,
>      Of course you can "take a stand"!  The only thing you can't do on
> Coral-List is lobby Congress (well, you can't tall each other dirty
> rotten scoundrels, either).  I have previously mentioned a way to find
> everything that has been posted on Coral-List by using this search term
> in your browser,
> site:http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/pipermail/coral-list/ majuro
> but what you do with the information after that is the key to gaining
> traction on this issue.  I would start by making a chronology of events,
> try to get an independent verification of the event, and maybe then fill
> in with other relevant social and environmental issues.  I would think
> that some you environmental journalists out there would see this as a
> golden opportunity and follow up with emails to Dean, among others
> involved in the issue.  Who knows, maybe there will be enough for a
> paper in /Environmental Conservation/
> <http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ENC> (the
> Editor is subscribed to this list) or other similar journal (depends
> upon the slant, of course).
> I personally have written to both of my senators, and have written to my
> colleagues in NOAA, but they are all pretty much knowledgeable of Dean's
> plight already.
> One thing for sure, whatever you do can only help the cause.
>      Cheers, Jim
> //
> On 3/18/14, 9:52 PM, coral-list-owner at coral.aoml.noaa.gov wrote:
>> ForwardedMessage.eml
>> Subject:
>> Re: [Coral-List] The Saga of Dean Jacobson and Majuro Coral Mining
>> (Jim Hendee)
>> From:
>> Greta Aeby <greta at hawaii.edu>
>> Date:
>> 3/18/14, 9:52 PM
>> To:
>> mtupper <mtupper at coastal-resources.org>
>> CC:
>> coral list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
>> I think that this would be a very worthwhile situation for all of us
>> on coral list  to come together to intervene.  If we don't speak up
>> for the coral reefs and for people such as Dean, who are willing to
>> take a stand, who will?    Jim-can we?
>> greta
>> Dr. Greta Aeby
>> Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
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