Obama Signs Northwest Lawmaker’s Bill For Toxic Algae Research – Earthfix

Toxic Algae blooms affect many of our lakes here on the Peninsula. Now some money has been put towards finding the cause and maybe a fix. Thanks to by-partisan support in Congress and a willingness by the President to sign it into law. These days nothing is taken for granted.


A Northwest lawmaker’s battle against toxic algae blooms won the support of President Barack Obama Monday, when he signed into law a bill aimed at controlling such outbreaks. Oregon congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Florida Sen. Bill Nelson co-sponsored the bill, which authorizes $82 million dollars for new research meant to control toxic algae blooms nationwide…. Northwest waters have been hit by a number of these outbreaks in recent years. Toxic algae has contaminated Washington’s Puget Sound and several lakes in Oregon, including Fern Ridge and Lost Creek reservoirs. David Steves reports. (EarthFix)

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