Save Our Shores Act

By Sheril Kirshenbaum

MEMORANDUM

From:  Sheril Kirshenbaum
Cc:
Date:
Re:  Save Our Shores Act

Save Our Shores Act H.R. 1091

Background

  • Introduced in the House by Florida Representatives Connie Mack and Kathy Castor.
  • Harmful algal blooms (HABs) like red tide cause humans respiratory distress.
  • Children and seniors are most at risk.
  • Habs contaminate shellfish.
  • They negatively impact coastal states’ socioeconomics through tourism.
  • It’s estimated that HABs cost communities in the United States nearly $100 million every year.


Action

  • H.R. 1091 would increase funding for scientific research to combat HABs and their effects.
  • Specifically, would increase funding for peer-reviewed research into causes and effects of red tide and strengthen existing algal bloom research programs.


Issues

H.R. 1091 Save Our Shores Act would improve the state of our oceans.  It has bipartisan support of many coastal policymakers.

*Latest Major Action: *2/23/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans.

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