Cantwell praises tsunami-debris law

Chinook Observer - Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., praised several amendments to the recently passed Coast Guard authorization bill. She singled out a provision that asks NOAA to take a closer look at the tsunami debris and make sure we are putting an accurate assessment and risk in place to protect the West Coast.

She cited remarks by Long Beach Mayor Bob Andrew in helping shape her views on the need for a well-coordinated response to incoming tsunami debris.