Steps Being Made to Protect Our Coastline
TNC's RI State Director, Terry Sullivan, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and others describe the potential of the Oceans Bill.
By Chelsea Priest / abc6.com
Environmentalists, Whitehouse Hail Oceans Bill
RI environmentalists gather at Jacob's Point Marsh to demonstrate the potential of the Oceans Bill. Steve Klamkin / 630wpro.com
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and environmentalists across Rhode Island met at Jacob's Point Marsh in Warren, RI to demonstrate how the habitat restoration of Jacob's Marsh epitomizes the potential for success of the National Endowment for the Oceans(NEO). This bill, put forth by Senator Whitehouse, has unanimous support by environmentalists in Rhode Island, including The Nature Conservancy, Save the Bay, local land trusts, and more. Fifty percent of the interest generated by The Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund set up under the RESTORE Act will fund the NEO which in turn will provide grants to support projects in Rhode Island and across the country to restore habitats, manage fisheries, plan for sustainable coastal development, acquire coastal properties for preservation, relocate critical coastal infrastructure, provide for recreational opportunities, and more.
Take action to support the RESTORE Act as it moves through the US House of Representatives under the Transportation Act.
Whitehouse Touts His Oceans Bill
Providence Journal eEdition March 17, 2012
Senate Passes Transportation Bill Including Whitehouse Oceans Measure, Regional Projects Program: Legislation Will Support Over 8,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
Senator Whitehouse Press Release March 14, 2012