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Florida Congressmen Lead Efforts to Showcase Estuaries

This week, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., showcased his resolution to mark September 17th- September 24th as National Estuaries Week. Posey introduced the resolution last week and his fellow co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus,...

Bill Posey Gets Bill Fighting Coastal Acidification Through the House

The bill “directs the Ocean Studies Board of National Academies to conduct a two-year study examining the science of ocean acidification and its impact on our estuaries” and will, Posey’s office insisted, “create a better understanding of coastal acidification so we can better manage and mitigate its effects on our nation’s estuaries and other natural treasures.” The bill funds the study with $1 million. 

Florida GOP Congressmen Back Suzanne Bonamici’s Blue Carbon For Our Planet Act

According to Bonamici’s office, the bill “will strengthen federal research on blue carbon and take steps to protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems" by creating a “national map and inventory of coastal blue carbon ecosystems and their sequestration potential, study the effects of climate change and other environmental stressors on rates of carbon sequestration, improve and expand protections for existing coastal blue carbon ecosystems, and restore degraded ecosystems.”

Bill Posey, Brian Mast Bring Back National Estuaries and Acidification Research Act

The bill “directs the Ocean Studies Board of National Academies to conduct a two-year study examining the science of ocean acidification and its impact on our estuaries” and will, Posey’s office insisted, “create a better understanding of coastal acidification so we can better manage and mitigate its effects on our nation’s estuaries and other natural treasures.” The bill funds the study with $1 million.

Ted Deutch Helps Get Water Power Research and Development Act to House Floor

Back in March, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oreg., introduced the “Water Power Research and Development Act” which, he office insisted, “strengthens water power programs at the Department of Energy (DOE) and reauthorizes funding for research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of marine energy” and “authorizes funding for existing and new National Marine Energy Centers,” U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, are the main cosponsors.

Florida Republicans Back the Blue Carbon For Our Planet Act on Capitol Hill

“The unprecedented scale of the climate crisis requires that we act immediately, and our ocean and coastal ecosystems can be part of the solution,” Bonamici said. “Blue carbon refers to the powerful ability of coastal ecosystems to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it for centuries to millennia in plants and soil.

Bill Posey’s Coastal Acidification Bill Passes the House

“This critical legislation will help protect our estuaries by ensuring that we continue to study and monitor the effects of coastal acidification and I would like to thank Representatives Bonamici and Mast for their work on this issue and their important leadership in our bipartisan estuary caucus.”
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Brian Mast Gets 60 Members of Congress to Urge White House to Fund Programs...

On Wednesday, Mast paired up with U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oreg., Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, to round up more than 55 members of the U.S. House to write a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney “urging the Trump Administration to fully fund all programs related to addressing harmful algal blooms in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 budget.”
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