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California Senators Advance Far-Reaching Bill To Cut Ocean Acidification

April 12, 2019
A key California senate committee is advancing a far-reaching bill to reduce acidification in the Pacific Ocean and sequester more carbon dioxide in coastal wetlands and other shoreline ecosystems, though the measure faces amendments to address opposition from water agencies, farmers and foresters. The bill, SB 69 by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), was approved April 9 by the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee on a 6-2 party-line vote, and now heads to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. SB...

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