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Book Launch: Dan Haifley's 40 Years of Saving Our Shores

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Sunday, January 27, 2019,
3pm - 5pm

Following in the footsteps of citizens who halted construction of a nuclear power plant in Davenport and an oil refinery at Moss Landing, Save Our Shores formed in January 1978, to oppose plans to drill for oil in federal waters off central and northern California. Over the course of 40 years, SOS continues to preserve "our ocean backyard."

Meet author Dan Haifley, Save Our Shores' first executive director and the current director of O'Neill Sea Odyssey. He will talk about the history of Save Our Shores, and also sign copies of his new book.

This book launch is sponsored in part by The History Forum.

Meet the Author

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Director of O'Neill Seas Odyssey

Dan Haifley

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Dan In the News

"Save Our Shores hired Dan Haifley as their first paid staff member and he travelled from San Diego to Crescent City, speaking with anyone who would listen about Measure A and local control of the marine commons."

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"Over the subsequent 40 years, Save Our Shores helped pass laws in 26 communities to block or require voter approval for onshore facilities for offshore oil, and worked to expand the size of the then-proposed Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary..."

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“We were burning the midnight oil a lot, but it was gratifying and quite a bit of fun,” says Haifley, now the executive director for the O’Neill Sea Odyssey. “There were moments that were difficult, like when an ad opposing the sanctuary was posted in the New York Times, but overall it was a great way to spend seven years.”

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