26 Oct '11, 2pm

House attacks new Nat. Ocean Policy that would protect & restore our #oceans & coasts for future generations

Should we protect and restore our oceans so that we can swim, fish, enjoy and use our oceans and coasts now and for generations to come? Or should we let our beaches and oceans become more polluted, our ocean wildlife depleted and industrial uses of the ocean occur in a haphazard way? The choice seems clear and our nation’s new National Ocean Policy charts the right course forward. Yet, it is currently under misguided attack by some. In an October 4th hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources, some witnesses tried to discredit the new National Ocean Policy . There’s another hearing today at which Jane Lubchenco, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, will defend the policy. The very title of the House hearings — "The President’s New National Ocean Policy: A Plan...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/schasis/comprehensive_o...

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