June 6, 2017: Media Availability and Statement: The Ocean Conference West Coast leaders announce commitments to address threats posed to U.S. coastal communities by ocean acidification

June 6, 2017: The U.S. States of California and Washington are joining other government and affiliate members of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) at UN Headquarters this week at The Ocean Conference on behalf of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC). The PCC, an intergovernmental partnership of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California, created the OA Alliance to bring together governments around the globe to combat ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions as an immediate and critical threat to coastal economies and ecosystems.

Attending the conference on behalf of the OA Alliance are John Lair, California Secretary for Natural Resources, Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown, and Julie Horowitz, Senior Advisor to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

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