Volume 90 Issue 36 | p. 44 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 3, 2012

Group Asks EPA To Curb Ocean Pollution

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: plastic pollution, oceans, Clean Water Act, Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned EPA to take steps under the Clean Water Act to curb plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. “Plastics are an everyday convenience for us but a daily death sentence for seabirds, seals, sea turtles, and hundreds of other ocean species,” says Emily Jeffers, an attorney with the Tucson-based conservation group. “Our . . .

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