Maine Bills Aim to Reduce Ocean Acidification
February 11, 2015
Bangor Daily News: Lawmakers on Thursday [Feb.5] unveiled 4 bills related to efforts to slow the acidification of Maine’s coastal waters, which threatens many of the species that make up Maine’s lucrative fishing industry.
Rep. Mick Devin, D-Newcastle and the most vocal voice in the fight against acidification, said the arithmetic is simple.“Our marine economy is at stake here. The lobster fishery alone is worth $1 billion,” he said during a news conference Thursday. “No one comes to the Maine coast to eat a chicken sandwich. We lose our lobster, we lose our clams? We’ll lose tourism as well.”
Read more about the bill introduced in Maine to reduce ocean acidification.