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Our ocean is the most valuable asset we have to combat climate change, and it is under siege. According to a new report from the United Nations, the ocean is becoming warmer and more acidic, threatening its continued ability to mitigate the impacts of climate change. With a healthy ocean, we can have a healthy planet. That’s why even in inland states, we must urge our legislative leaders to advocate for ocean and climate protection. 

This December, world leaders are gathering at COP25, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to take action on the climate crisis. We need the U.S. Congress to step up and join the efforts, and that includes Colorado’s own Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather.

That means working to ensure we have sustainably managed fisheries, strong marine protected areas, reduced plastic pollution, and protection from offshore oil and gas drilling. We are looking to Senator Gardner to demonstrate the leadership we so desperately need on these issues right now.

We need Senator Gardner to take ocean climate action to protect the ocean and ourselves.

He needs to support policies that: 
Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions—especially carbon dioxide—which leads to ocean warming and drives ocean acidification.

Restore "Blue Carbon" Ecosystems

Protect the ocean’s natural ability to store carbon by conserving and restoring “blue carbon” ecosystems like mangroves, seagrass beds, and salt marshes.

Increase Ocean Resilience

Protect at least 30% of the ocean for marine wildlife, promoting sustainable fisheries, restoring important ocean habitats like coral reefs, and reducing ocean pollution.

Tell Senator Cory Gardner that Colorado needs his leadership on ocean climate action!

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, his job is to lead the way now. It’s not too late. We still have a choice about the kind of future we leave our children—in Colorado and around the world.
Call Senator Gardner’s office in Washington, DC

(202) 224-5941

Call Senator Gardner’s office in Denver, Colorado

(303) 391-5777

Email Senator Gardner

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