Tackle ocean acidification and support a new ocean council
SUPPORT A NEW OCEAN COUNCIL TO ADDRESS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN PUGET SOUND AND ON THE COAST!
A bill introduced this session in the state legislature would establish a new ocean council to address ocean acidification and improve coordinated management efforts between Puget Sound and Washington’s Pacific coast.
Please support Washington's ocean and coast by helping this bill pass out of committee -- send a note fast to your state senator.
Based on recommendations from the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification, this bill improves the state's ability to address acidifying runoff into marine waters and creates the Washington marine resources protection council within the office of the governor to:
1) Advise the governor on policies relating to the protection and conservation of ocean resources;
2) Coordinate the implementation of measures to mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification; and
3) Advance the state's ocean and Puget Sound resources policies in national, regional, and west coast multistate forums.