Cantwell Statement on NOAA Decision to Move Marine Operations Center from Lake Union to Newport, Oregon
WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement following the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s decision to move its Marine Operations Center from Lake Union, WA to Newport, OR. The decision was made by procurement officials at NOAA and did not allow for input from members of the public or elected officials.
“I am extremely disappointed by NOAA’s announcement today that it intends to relocate its
“As chair of the Senate subcommittee that oversees NOAA, I’m not confident that all options have been thoroughly reviewed through this process. To ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely and ensure that NOAA’s scientific work will remain strong, I intend to push NOAA and the Department of Commerce to make sure that every option has been given full consideration before a move actually occurs.”
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