Friday, June 20, 2014

US Congress passes oceans health bill!

Believe it or not, the US Congress acted in a bipartisan fashion to solve a problem.  The Harmful Algal Blooms bill passed, with bipartisan support.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill.  The bill bolsters algae bloom research and control in freshwater and ocean waters.

According to Ocean Champions President David Wilmot, the bill is a

significant step forward in recognizing and addressing the growing problem of toxic and harmful algal blooms and hypoxia including dead zones; a commitment amplified by the bipartisan nature of the support.  “Not only is this bill a strong step in the right direction, we intend to continue working with all of our champions to achieve even more for the oceans.” 

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