Apr 9, 2015

Maine Ocean Acidification Bill:legislative committee debates bill, "tables" it indefinitely.

On April 8, 2014, the Maine Legislature's Marine Resources Committee held a work session on   LD 493 Act to create the Ocean Acidification Council. A great deal of discussion on whether the government or the academic/NGO communities should host the Council led to a motion for "ought not to pass", but  then a motion to "table" the bill was raised and passed, suspends the motion on ONTP

Pt 0. Introduction by committee analyst Craig Nale 11min25sec
Pt 1. Rep Devin leads discussion 3min 18sec
Pt 2. DMR Commissioner Pat Keliher. 2min 40sec
Pt 3. Rep Pierce, Keliher, Rep Devin  6min 25sec
Pt 4.  Devin, Kumiega, analyst, Boone, Keliher  5min27sec 
Pt 5. Rep Pierce, Rep Battle, Devin. 6min 48sec
Pt 6. Rep McCrae Rep Sawicki 2min 15sec
Pt 7. Rep Sawicki, Commissioner, Kumiega, Pierce_moves_ontp. Blume moves_to_table_end. 7min 45sec

March 11 public hearing on LD 493 audio 
 March11, 2015 public hearing on LD 493

LD 493 OA Council Bill 
Written Testimony 2/11/15, 
17 items
Aho, PatriciaDEP
Bartovics, Becky LaytonSierra Club
Burt, AnneMaine Council of Churches
Devin, MichaelMaine State Legislature
Edwards, JaneWinslow
Gilbert, DeirdreDepartment of Marine Resources
Gray, JennMaine Audubon
Mook, WilliamMook Sea Farm
Nelson, RichardFriendship
Noyes-Hull, GretchenUniversity of Maine Augusta
Ramsdell, CathyFriends of Casco Bay
Rixon, WilliamFreeport Town Council
Smith, NancyGrowsmart Maine
Strause, AubreyMaine Water Environment Association
Thompson, SandyFreeport
Wheeler, RogerFriends of Sebago Lake
White, MeredithBigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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