[Coral-List] Reef Safe Bill In Hawaii

Be Reef Safe bereefsafe at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 13:05:39 EDT 2017

Yes, that would be an option, although far-fetched from what I can tell
with this legislature.  Currently the bill is in conference negotiation so
maybe we should push that idea as it currently has no funding for the
study, effectively killing the effort.

We want to at least make our efforts a model for other's to follow. We hope
that other places with coral reefs in their jurisdiction will see how
popular this is with the public and do something proactively to save their
corals from these chemicals.

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:17 PM Matt Nolan <mpnolan at lbl.gov> wrote:

> 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:
> > Aloha,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> http://www.bereefsafe.com/hawaii-bill-relating-preserving-coral-reefs-sb1150/
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > http://www.bereefsafe.com
> > http://www.haereticus-lab.org/donations-fundraising/
> > https://bantoxicsunscreens.com/
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