[Coral-List] Reef Safe Bill In Hawaii
mpnolan at lbl.gov
Fri Apr 7 17:17:02 EDT 2017
If it has to be a study, then make it an expensive one that is paid
for with a tax on products made with the chemicals of interest,
and since you'll be taxing all product sold, maybe the opposition to
the bill will consider non-use in certain areas the compromise.
On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Be Reef Safe <bereefsafe at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have been working hard in Hawaii to improve our reefs and sponsoring a
> reef-safe sunscreen bill which has been watered down into a study, that
> probably won't be funded.
> Our funding applications to study oxybenzone effects on the reefs in Hawaii
> has been denied by NOAA as they are focused on climate change.
> We need support to pressure our lawmakers to help us remove dangerous
> chemicals from products that are harming the reefs. We are so close to
> making it happen.
> The latest wording of the bill prior has been to remove the "ban" and
> replace it with a study.
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