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Senator Whitehouse will mark Earth Day at Clean Ocean Access on Monday


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On Monday, April 23, at 10 am, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Clean Ocean Access, and local environmental advocates will mark Earth Day with a call to end the plastic pollution filling the oceans, washing up on the shoreline, clogging nets of Rhode Island fishermen, and starving wildlife.

A 2016 report by the World Economic Forum determined that there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the oceans by 2050 unless nations across the world take action.  Whitehouse’s bipartisan bill to clean up and prevent marine debris, the Save Our Seas Act, was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate last summer.

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, has declared “End Plastic Pollution” as the theme of this year’s celebration.

A Facebook Event created by Clean Ocean Access for the event states;

Clean Ocean Access hosts U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the Director of the RI Department of Environmental Management, Janet Coit, this Monday, April 23rd to discuss plastic pollution, the importance of Narraganset Bay, and the Senator’s work at the federal level to take steps to end plastic pollution.

Clean Ocean Access respectfully requests that attendees refrain from bringing single-use plastic and foam items on the premises.

Clean Ocean Access respectfully requests that attendees refrain from bringing single-use plastic and foam items on the premises.

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