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Senators Introduce Bill to ‘Save Our Seas’ from Marine Debris

In response to today’s introduction of the Saving our Seas Act (S.756) by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), as joined by Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Todd Shelton, vice president of US government relations:

“Marine debris is a critical threat to ocean ecosystems and the communities and economies they support. This forward-thinking legislation will help the federal government streamline its investments, research, and prevention and response efforts to tackle this growing global problem.

“Reducing marine debris is a bipartisan issue and today’s legislation from Senators Sullivan, Whitehouse and Booker provides a common-sense approach that all of Congress should support.”