Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Ocean Climate Coalition To Lobby US Government In April


A coalition of climate activists will virtually descend on Washington, DC next month to lobby lawmakers in favor of promoting ocean solutions that generate jobs to fight the climate crisis.

On Tuesday, April 13th, ocean activists will meet virtually with officials in the Biden administration and the following day will lobby congressional lawmakers.

Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California, said:

“We look forward to supporting policies and bills that include higher offshore wind energy targets, a greater focus on environmental justice, equity, and education, and opportunities to fund a new coastal restoration workforce to provide good, well-paying jobs across the country.”

And Blue Frontier Executive Director David Helvarg said:

“We have built the kind of broad and strong coalition that cannot be easily dismissed. Our cause is not even limited to the coasts, as we will bring many inland delegations that recognize the ocean is key to any climate solution, and so our lobby days will reflect citizen engagement from sea to shining sea.”

You can learn more about what the activists will be lobbying for here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.