House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2021, landmark legislation to address the ocean impacts of climate change.
Oceana applauded the bill’s introduction and released the following statement from Beth Lowell, deputy vice president for U.S. campaigns:
“Oceana commends Chair Grijalva for his continued leadership in the fight against climate change. The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act recognizes that our oceans bear the brunt of the climate crisis, but can and should play a pivotal role in helping to address the problem. Common sense policies like stopping the expansion of offshore drilling and transitioning to a clean energy future, promoting responsible fisheries management, protecting important marine habitat, reducing the production and use of unnecessary single-use plastics, and increasing safeguards for ocean wildlife like dolphins and whales can help fight climate change. Oceana thanks Chair Grijalva and his colleagues in Congress for introducing the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act that both protects our oceans and puts them to work in tackling the climate crisis.”