Excellence in Policy
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2013

Senator Ed Markey

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has a strong record of support for the oceans including as an outspoken critic of offshore drilling and BP during its oil blowout and spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He has promoted legislation to address climate change and ocean acidification, supports sustainable fishing policy and, as the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, he has been a strong defender of the President’s National Ocean Policy, the nation’s Clean Water Act and other environmental protections.