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“We Can Lead”: Washington State’s Efforts to Address Ocean Acidification

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dc.contributor.author Carr, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T21:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T21:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier.citation 3 Wash. J. Env. Law & Pol'y 188 (2013) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2160-4169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1301
dc.description Volume 3, issue 2, Nov. 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Amanda M. Carr, Amanda Carr, J.D. is a partner at Plauché & Carr LLP, a natural resources and environmental law firm based in Seattle, Washington. ABSTRACT: The world’s oceans have become approximately thirty percent more acidic since the Industrial Revolution and are currently acidifying at a rate ten times faster than anything the earth has experienced over the last fifty million years. Washington State is undertaking a groundbreaking effort to address ocean acidification, a global issue that has serious implications for the world’s oceans, marine ecosystems, and the individuals and communities that depend upon the services that they provide. These localized actions, in isolation, will be insufficient to effectively combat and adapt to the acidification of marine waters. While acknowledging this generally accepted premise, Washington has nonetheless determined to become a leader in responding to ocean acidification. This article discusses several reasons why this issue is being addressed at the state level and by Washington in particular, and examines the successes and challenges of, and lessons that can be learned from, Washington’s response to ocean acidification. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title “We Can Lead”: Washington State’s Efforts to Address Ocean Acidification en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2013 by Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. en_US

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