California representatives announce new California Coastal Caucus

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA). By Kelsey Warda (Climate 360).

By Veronica Backer-Peral

SAUSALITO, CA — In an effort to address policy issues of importance to coastal California, congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus on August 20, 2021. The announcement took place at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, and was followed by a panel discussion with both congressmen, Dr. Jeff Boehm, Chief Executive Officer of The Marine Mammal Center, and Dr. Cara Field, Medical Director of The Marine Mammal Center and moderated by Carol Costello. One important focus of the caucus is climate change.

“The reason why I ran for Congress is because of climate change,” Lieu told on-site Climate 360 reporters, “I realized that to really tackle climate change, you need all of America to do what California has done.”

Lieu will serve as a co-chair for the caucus along with congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA).

Climate change is a matter of special importance at The Marine Mammal Center, an animal hospital that does rescue and rehabilitation work as well as research, outreach and education. Warming ocean temperatures, sea-level rise and ocean acidification, all of which can be linked to climate change, pose serious threats to the lives of seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins, according the to The Marine Mammal Center.

The California Coastal Caucus will support the effort of The Marine Mammal Center by focusing on issues such as ocean acidification, pollution and unsustainable fishing which threaten marine life off the coast of California. 

DISCOVER MORE

SUGGESTED STORIES

How to tell if there’s climate misinformation on your feed

By Cristobal Spielmann Living in the social media age means getting bombarded with misinformation on a daily basis, whether that information comes in the form of videos, memes or poorly researched and written news articles. With climate change, that misinformation can be both pernicious and dangerous. It perpetuates myths about climate change not being real and not being caused by

Read More »

Carbon capture presents opportunities in industry-dominated states, experts say. But climate activists remain skeptical

By Sydney McGovern BATON ROUGE, LA – The holy grail of stopping climate change is to reduce carbon emissions across all sources to zero. One solution that holds promise is to capture carbon dioxide – the lead cause of global warming – before it’s emitted from refineries and other industrial sources. The practice, called carbon capture, utilization and storage, or

Read More »

What you can do to help get the U.S. to net-zero

By: Spencer Hayes Clean energy, otherwise known as renewable energy, is energy that is taken from resources that are naturally replenished by the Earth. President Joe Biden’s goal for the United States is to use clean energy to get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This would mean removing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere by using carbon

Read More »

View Stories by Date:

September 2021
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Share:

Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *