Is the U.S. doing its part?

OK, clearly the Bush administration is not making global warming a priority. But, in terms of protecting the ocean and its resources — there seems to be more being done than I thought. I recently began following-up on US ocean policy and spent some time browsing around the Council for Environmental Quality’s Committee on Ocean Policy website, which details the work being done by the US government to protect US waters. I was curious to see what work had been done by the US in response to the report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. To my surprise, the US is addressing the issues as outlined in the report including resource protection, transportation, ocean resource use, science, education, mapping, and other topics.

To meet the challenges raised by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, President Bush issued an Executive Order on December 17, 2004, declaring that it shall be the policy of the United States to: Continue reading