“Law and Order” actor Sam Waterston urges action to reverse ocean acidification

Actor and Oceana board member Sam Waterston testified today before the Oversight Subcommittee and the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee about the troubling impacts of ocean acidification. Waterston urged Congress to address acidification by capping and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, fully funding ocean acidification programs, and preserving EPA’s authority to address and regulate CO2 emissions.

Waterston is an award-winning actor, best known for his role as Jack McCoy in the long running series, “Law and Order.” Waterston has been a member of Oceana’s Board of Directors since 2007. Previously, Waterston served on Oceana’s Ocean Council, along with a group of academic, business, policy and philanthropic leaders.

“It is a great pleasure to have Sam Waterston bring attention to the impending crisis of ocean acidification,” said Jackie Savitz, Oceana’s senior campaign director. “Ocean acidification has the potential to wreak havoc on our oceans from the base of ocean food webs to coral reefs, commercial fisheries, whales and beyond.”

Contact: Dianne Saenz ( dsaenz@oceana.org )
Jackie Savitz ( jsavitz@oceana.org )

OCEANA, 11 May 2010. Full article.

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