Friday, September 25, 2009

White House Ocean Task Force meets in RI

White House Task Force gets input on national oceans policy. Yesterday there was an extremely important meeting in Providence centered on the ocean(s) ... It was and will be the only meeting of its kind on the entire east coast. The Obama administration convened this meeting of the Ocean Policy Task Force, a group of senior-level federal officials working on a national policy to ensure protection of oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes.
More than 250 people showed up from Maine to South Carolina at the RI Convention Center to voice their concerns about the value of the ocean and how to protect it. Fisherman, ferry drivers, marine biologists, wind advocates, energy management experts, anti-LNG speakers and the chair of NOAA  — all gave testimony and input for the newly appointed task force. For more info go to:
In the meantime, here is a short introductory article by Peter Lord from today's Pro Jo.

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