May 17 2012
Cantwell: ‘For our commercial and recreational fishing and our vessel construction of ships, our tourism, our thriving eco-system, we all want to know what the plan is’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today during the first tsunami debris oversight hearing, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) demanded answers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on what the nation’s plan is to address the threat tsunami debris poses to coastal economies up and down the U.S. West Coast.
Washington state’s coastal economy supports 165,000 jobs and produces $10.8 billion in economic activity each year.