West Coast Governors Join in Call to Protect Ocean

The Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California recently released a 113-page action plan to protect the Pacific Ocean from oil spills, global warming, declining fish stocks and invasive species. They are asking the federal government for $5 million to help fund action on the plan.

The seven action items:

-Ensuring clean coastal waters and beaches
-Protecting and restoring healthy ocean and coastal habitats
-Promoting the effective implementation of ecosystem-based management of our ocean and coastal resources
-Reducing adverse effects of offshore development
-Increasing ocean awareness and literacy among citizens
-Expanding ocean and coastal scientific information, research and monitoring
-Fostering sustainable economic development throughout our diverse coastal communities.

More info and a copy of the action plan.
Statesman-Journal article on the plan.

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