Volume 88 Issue 12 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 22, 2010

Algal Blooms Bill Passes House

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: algal booms, eutrophication, hypoxia

The House of Representatives has passed a bill authorizing new studies on the causes and control of harmful algal booms in fresh and coastal seawaters. The bill (H.R. 3650) authorizes $205 million over the next five years for research coordinated by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration working with EPA. The legislation calls for creating a comprehensive federal strategy for reducing the frequency of algal blooms and hypoxia, and it would provide . . .

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