Ocean acidification, technology resolutions pass

At the recent National Association of Counties conference in Washington, D.C., officials from counties across America representing the entire political spectrum came together in support of two dollar-saving resolutions. Both were sponsored by Island County Commissioner Angie Homola.

The resolutions call for continued study into ocean acidification and for dialog with the military on use of marine technology. Both passed in committee with overwhelming support and will move on to the general membership for final approval.

“Counties must save tax dollars and protect jobs any way we can. Rising acidity in oceans impacts fishing and tourism, both vital to Island County’s economic base. We asked the federal government to continue investing in the protection of our marine economy,” said Homola in a press release.

The Whidbey Examiner, 22 April 2011. Full article.

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