Oceana Condemns SCOTUS Decision on West Virginia v. EPA - Oceana USA

Oceana Condemns SCOTUS Decision on West Virginia v. EPA

Press Release Date: June 30, 2022

Location: Washington


Austin Matheny, Dustin Cranor, APR | email: amatheny@oceana.org, dcranor@oceana.org | tel: 858.395.5577, 954.348.1314

Today, Oceana’s Vice President for the United States, Beth Lowell, issued a statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al.:

“Today’s decision takes our nation in the wrong direction and will make it even more difficult to achieve the emissions reductions so urgently needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Our oceans have already absorbed significant amounts of carbon dioxide, as well as more than 90 percent of all the excess heat trapped on Earth by greenhouse gas pollution, but there’s a limit to how much they can absorb and withstand. Now, more than ever, we need our elected leaders at every level to prioritize climate action. For our oceans, that must mean enacting policies to end new offshore oil and gas drilling and phase out unnecessary single-use plastic.”

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 225 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that 1 billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit USA.Oceana.org to learn more.