February 10, 2005

2/10 - "Nat Gahn Doit": House Chairman says fuggetaboutit on the $4 billion for the oceans

Oh well, I guess it was worth asking. According to an article in the San Jose Mercury News it's not looking good for the oceans as Richard Pombo relishes in the bad news. From the article:

A $4 billion trust fund to protect and improve the nation's oceans is probably not going to happen, a key House committee chairman said Wednesday, casting doubt on a top recommendation of the president's ocean commission. "There may be some money that we can shake loose to fund some of the recommendations the ocean commission has, but is it $4 billion? I don't see where we get that," House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo, R-Calif., said in an interview with The Associated Press.


NRDC's portrait of Representative Richard Pombo (R-Ca.)

Posted by Randy Olson at February 10, 2005 02:34 AM