Profile: Brett Nolan
Digital Outreach, Ocean Conservancy
Brett Nolan is a digital outreach coordinator at Ocean Conservancy's DC office. Growing up outside of Boston, he spent many summers swimming and boating in New Hampshire's Ossipee Lake. He became passionate about our ocean when he learned the negative affects a coal-fired power plant was having on Salem Harbor. When he's not at the office, Brett enjoys freelance writing and exploring DC.
NoteStreams By Brett Nolan
March 24, 2015 marked the 26th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska where nearly 11 million gallons of oil spewed into the ocean over the course of three days. Government officials and local volunteers quickly began spearheading the cleanup. Despite their best efforts to make up for Exxon’s systematic failure, only 14 percent of the spill was removed.
Now, more than two decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Arctic Ocean is still threatened by risky oil drilling.