Statement from EDF On Disaster Relief Funds In Senate Appropriations Committee 2014 Commerce, Justice and Science Spending Bill

July 19, 2013
John Anthony, 202.572.3284,

“The bill reported out by the Senate Appropriations Committee is an encouraging first step toward bringing immediate relief to those around the country suffering from serious decline of fish stocks.   This decline, exacerbated by warming ocean temperatures associated with climate change, has hit fishermen, their families and communities hard, rippling outward in local economies. 

“We want to thank the New England congressional delegation and committee chairwoman Mikulski for their leadership and commitment to help meet the challenges facing families and fisheries in New England.”

- Johanna ThomasDirector, New England and Pacific EDF Oceans Program

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