Give the Ocean a Voice

May 04 2011

Congressman Sam Farr introduced legislation, H.R.1171, that would reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act of 2006, which established the NOAA Marine Debris Program. The Reauthorization would amend the existing program to address the adverse effects of marine debris on marine ecosystems, coastal economies, and navigation safety through source identification, prevention, removal, and monitoring efforts. The bill would also streamline the program to avoid any overlaps or conflicts with other Federal agencies conducting marine debris activities. Sea•thos Foundation is proud to support this and give the ocean a voice!

Would you like to help spread the word? Put this petition module on your site or blog.

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  1. This is a fantastic tool. Thanks to the seathos foundation for creating this!!

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  2. Stop the trash.

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  3. [...] damage we have caused to the ocean and its ecosystem. Please give the ocean a voice and sign our petition to stop trashing the oceans! Share Leave a [...]

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  4. And thank you to the following U.S. Representatives who have cosponsored the bill, in a showing a bi-partisan support:

    Don Young, AK-1
    Dana Rohrabacher, CA-46
    Madeleine Bordallo, Guam
    Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
    Donna Christensen, Virgin Islands
    Steve Cohen, TN-9
    James Moran, VA-8
    Capps, CA-23
    Honda, CA-15
    Eshoo, CA-14
    Hinchey, NY-22
    Pingree, ME-1
    André Carson, Indiana -7
    Hirono, HI-2
    Wittman, VA-1
    Barbara Lee, CA-9
    Sablan, Mariana Islands
    Runyan, NJ-3
    Holt, NJ-12

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