Delaware Protects Marine Life, Coast from Balloon Pollution - Oceana USA

Victory | September 17, 2021

Delaware Protects Marine Life, Coast from Balloon Pollution

Following campaigning by Oceana and coalition partners, Delaware enacted a new law prohibiting intentional balloon releases statewide. Balloons released into the air can enter the oceans where they can harm and choke marine life.  Delaware joins Maryland and Virginia in banning balloon releases, which will help protect marine life in the region and the roughly 225,000 jobs in the three states that depend on a clean coast.