Target: US Congress
Goal: Ensure reduction of unnatural ocean debris
The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act is up for reconsideration in Congress soon. This bill will ensure that work will be done to reduce the amount of trash in the ocean and on American beaches. It is essential for Congress to pass the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act in order to conserve the ocean ecosystem and increase the standards for cleanliness of coastlines.
The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act was enacted in 2006, with its main function being to establish the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. The NOAA, founded in 1970 by President Ronald Reagan, receives government funding to conduct studies on the sources of marine litter, as well as works to limit those sources and clean up beaches. The NOAA also does research on ocean habitats, climate change, and ozone depletion.
Recently, the NOAA removed about 50 metric tons of waste from the habitats of endangered species along the coast of Hawaii alone. Multiply the trash they collected on that one day by every day and every mile of coastline in the world, and there’s quite a debris problem that we have a responsibility to deal with. The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act represents an important step in bringing this issue to a more manageable level, and it is crucial that Congress renew the life of this bill.
Dear US Congress,
The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act is about to cross your desks for reapproval soon. As a citizen concerned for the welfare of ocean ecosystems, I must insist that you pass it and let the NOAA continue its great work. Without a strong force combating the debris problem, the issue will only continue to grow and potentially cause marine ecosystems to collapse completely.
With all the debris clogging up the ocean’s waters, countless animals are struggling to survive in their own habitats. Since it’s man’s fault that the oceans are being polluted, it’s man’s obligation to clean them up. And as the leaders of the American civilization, it falls on your shoulders to set a positive example for your people and sponsor responsible projects to help clean up our oceans. I urge you to reapprove the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act and conserve the ocean’s ecosystems.
[Your Name Here]