11 Mar '12, 10am

Pls read & share | BREAKING: Illinois Stands Up for Sharks and Healthy Oceans from @NRDC's blog: #savesharks #finfree

It is not often that the State and people of Illinois have the opportunity to take action to help protect the world’s oceans so acutely. Today, as I write from the Illinois State Capitol, I am excited to share that the Illinois House of Representatives has just passed House Bill 4119—a proposal to end Illinois’ contribution to an unsustainable practice of hunting sharks for their fins. This action joins Illinois with a growing number of states that are taking bold action to protect sharks. With strong bipartisan support, the Illinois House voted 81-33 this afternoon with overwhelming support to pass the measure. With momentum from the House, the Illinois Senate is now poised to take it up. NRDC would especially like to thank the bill’s sponsor: State Representative Sara Feigenhotlz , for her leadership in positioning Illinois to join the growing national and international ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/nmagrisso/breaking_illi...

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