Washington state confronts ocean acidification- threat to the state’s $270 million shellfish industry

The order signed by Gregoire, whose term will end in January, calls on the state to invest more money in scientific research, curb nutrient runoff from land, and push for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions on a regional, national and global scale. It accepts the recommendations that a blue-ribbon panel issued Tuesday on how to assess and limit the effects of ocean acidification. The group was co-chaired by former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William D. Ruckelshaus and former Gregoire chief of staff Jay Manning. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/washington-state-confronts-ocean-acidification/2012/11/27/c2270ba0-38bc-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html

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