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.