MEDIA ADVISORY: Jeff Goldblum Urges California Lawmakers to Pass Bills Reducing Single-Use Plastics | Oceana USA

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jeff Goldblum Urges California Lawmakers to Pass Bills Reducing Single-Use Plastics

Actor, Musician, Ocean Advocate Visits Capitol in Call for Statewide Action Addressing Plastic Pollution Crisis



Press Release Date

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Contacts:
Ashley Blacow-Draeger: ablacow@oceana.org
Melissa Valliant: mvalliant@oceana.org 410.829.0726

On Wednesday, January 22 actor, ocean advocate, musician and Oceana supporter Jeff Goldblum will visit the California state capitol to urge lawmakers to pass Assembly Bill 1080 (Gonzalez) and Senate Bill 54 (Allen), the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act. Oceana's support for the bills focuses on the need to reduce single-use plastic packaging and products, throwaway plastic that pollutes the environment, threatens wildlife and poses public health risks. 

Goldblum will be meeting with the California Environmental Protection Agency secretary, the Governor’s Office and state legislative members of the senate and assembly. Goldblum will be in Sacramento with Keith Addis, Goldblum’s manager for over three decades and Oceana’s board president. Goldblum will also deliver a letter signed by himself, Ted Danson, Sam Waterston, January Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Alexandra Cousteau and Keith Addis calling on California to lead the way in addressing the single-use plastics crisis for the betterment of the oceans and society. Goldblum will be available for media from 11:30 a.m. to noon PST.

WHO:                  Actor, ocean advocate and Oceana supporter Jeff Goldblum visits California state capitol

WHEN:               Available for media from 11:30 am to noon PST

WHERE:             State Capitol, Room 3191

BACKGROUND:

An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enters the ocean every year, the equivalent of a garbage truck’s worth of plastic every minute. Much of this plastic never fully goes away, instead breaking up into smaller pieces that attract harmful pollutants and are ingested by everything from small fish to sea turtles and whales. With plastic production growing at a rapid rate, increasing amounts of plastic are expected to flood our blue planet with devastating consequences. 

More information about Oceana’s campaign to end the plastics problem can be found here.

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one third of the world’s wild fish catch. With more than 200 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit https://usa.oceana.org/ to learn more.