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House Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 3:53:52 to 4:01:27
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Michael N. Castle

3:50:10 to 3:53:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael N. Castle

Michael N. Castle

3:53:38 to 3:53:52( Edit History Discussion )

Michael N. Castle: itsry search and monitoring activities as well as activities are consistent with the strategic research plan and authorizes funding for n.s.f. to provide grants and directs noah to direct resources

Tom Price

3:53:52 to 3:54:06( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: on monitoring in future earth observation missions. most importantly, house resolution 4174 requires coordination of research and monitoring efforts with those in the international community. many

Tom Price

3:53:52 to 4:01:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

Tom Price

3:54:06 to 3:54:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: countries are currently in the same place as we are. organizing their research efforts and laying out road maps to the future. just last month, the european union launched the uren union project,

Tom Price

3:54:21 to 3:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: a mission to study the consequences. the u.s. shouldn't have to bear the sole burden for global problems. cooperation ensures that reources are zribbed among many nations so all may benefit

Tom Price

3:54:35 to 3:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: from the increased understanding. i urge all of my colleagues to support house resolution 4174. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance

Tom Price

3:54:51 to 3:55:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. baird: i want to compliment the chair of the resources committee, chairman rahall, for his collaboration on this. and i would like to ask

Tom Price

3:55:03 to 3:55:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: unanimous consent to introduce into the record letters exchanged between the resource committee and the science committee. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. baird: i yield four

Tom Price

3:55:17 to 3:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: minutes to the lead sponsor of this legislation and a tireless and effective advocate for all things related to the ocean's health, representative allen from maine. the speaker pro tempore:

Tom Price

3:55:30 to 3:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. allen: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his outstanding leadership on this important issue. i rise to your knowledge passage of my

Tom Price

3:55:41 to 3:55:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: bill h.r. 4174 the federal ocean acidification research and monitoring act. i want to commend chairman gordon and chairman lampson of the science and technology committee for their leadership

Tom Price

3:55:54 to 3:56:07( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: in supporting this legislation to give us the tools we need to manage and protect our marine resources and coastal communities. i also want to thank mr. hall and mr. inglis for their support

Tom Price

3:56:07 to 3:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: on this bipartisan legislation and also once again, i thank mr. inslee and mr. baird for their leadership. finally, i guess i should say a special thank you to ellen on my staff who has worked

Tom Price

3:56:20 to 3:56:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: so hard on this particular bill. my legislation establishes a comprehensive interagency program to conduct research on the processes and consequences of ocean acidification due to global

Tom Price

3:56:31 to 3:56:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: climate change. ocean acidification has the potential to profoundly change our ocean ecosystems and may seriously and negatively affect commercial and recreational fisheries, tourism, aqua culture

Tom Price

3:56:45 to 3:56:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: and other industries. the impact of global change is no more apparent than in our oceans. ice caps are melting and coral reefs are dying. approximately 1/3 of the carbon dioxide released

Tom Price

3:56:55 to 3:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: by fossil fuels ends up in the oceans, altering chemist tries. it can impede shell formation and important marine shellfish species and are harmful to many organ nisms from coral to shellfish

Tom Price

3:57:06 to 3:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: that are essential to the food chain for fish and mammals. research by scientists at st. joseph's college in maine has revealed that ocean acidification due to climate change may substantially

Tom Price

3:57:18 to 3:57:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: increase the mortality of young clams, threatening a $60 million industry and the livelihoods of commercial clam diggers in maine alone. three decades ago as it threatened maine's lakes, we documented

Tom Price

3:57:30 to 3:57:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the harm and did monitoring and research. my legislation will provide similar tools to respond to ocean acidification. to protect future generations, we must understand the consequences that ocean

Tom Price

3:57:48 to 3:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: acidification could have our coastal communities so we can mitigate and adapt to those consequences. the federal acidification monitoring act will direct and fund key research to examine the effects that

Tom Price

3:58:03 to 3:58:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: climate change is having on our oceans and our fisheries. i urge my colleagues to support this measure. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields

Tom Price

3:58:19 to 3:58:32( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. . mr. feeney: i'm proud to recognize my friend, mr. english, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized

Tom Price

3:58:32 to 3:58:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: for five minutes. mr. english: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i'm not a scientist but i play one occasionally at the science committee and the good news is we've got some scientists at the

Tom Price

3:58:44 to 3:58:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: science committee. great staff members and members of congress like dr. bar et, who is one of my fought toers on this issue of ocean acidification. recently in a trip to the glop gus we had

Tom Price

3:58:57 to 3:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: an opportunity to hear from dr. julian sax who along with dr. baird's fought tolage was able to explain to me finally why it is that -- fought tolage was able to explain to me why it is is

Tom Price

3:59:13 to 3:59:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: that it's going to create a problem for life in the oceans and it has to do with that science experience we did in the high school with putting the egg in the vinegar and a couple of days

Tom Price

3:59:25 to 3:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: later you come back and there's no shell on the egg. well, that's the challenge. as carbon is absorbed into the ocean by higher co-2 levels in the atmosphere entering then the ocean, driving

Tom Price

3:59:38 to 3:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: down the p.h., making the ocean more acidic, you end up with that scenario where the calcium-based shells of the organisms begin to dissolve. the big challenge is the plank tin part of the

Tom Price

3:59:51 to 4:00:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: food chain. that dissolves. it's a terrible thing to open up a hole at the bottom of the food chain. not so bad if you're the top of the food chain. but if you're the body am of the -- bottom

Tom Price

4:00:04 to 4:00:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: of the food chain it's horrible to open a hole. especially when a billion people around the world depend on the ocean for sustenance. this is a serious matter and something worth us spending time

Tom Price

4:00:17 to 4:00:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: and effort and money on to research. and so i'm very happy to support this bill. i'm also very excited about an aspect of the bill that has been mentioned several speakers already. that is

Tom Price

4:00:27 to 4:00:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the international cooperation that's called for in the bill. on another trip with dr. baird to antarctica and then australia, we saw a wonderful example of this. with the noaa's coral reef

Tom Price

4:00:38 to 4:00:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: project where we have noaaa -- noaa employees two australians who are doing work for noaa in australia, coordinating with the great barrier reef folks and the result is america is there

Tom Price

4:00:55 to 4:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: lending a hand and cooperating, improving not only the science that we generate but also my other committee, foreign affairs, better foreign policy outcomes. we're showing ourselves to be

Tom Price

4:01:12 to 4:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: a friend to the australians. trying to preserve the great barrier reef which is obviously very important to people on the eastern shore of australia. so, the international aspects of this are maybe

Carolyn B. Maloney

4:01:27 to 4:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: reason enough support the bill, but for all of the above reasons, i'm very happy to support the bill and urge my colleagues to support it and hopefully we will have this cooperation, find some breakthroughs

Carolyn B. Maloney

4:01:27 to 4:10:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

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