“Ocean Champions is an organization that has made oceans a priority on Capitol Hill. I will work to ensure that Congress continues to support sensible and strong policies that demonstrate our willingness to protect the only ocean we have.”
Leadership: Congressman Panetta knows that the Monterey Bay and its coastline are the crown jewels of his district, and he continues protecting the area just as Congressman Sam Farr and Secretary Leon Panetta did before him. Congressman Panetta is adamantly opposed to and will fight against offshore oil exploration and drilling and weakening reasonable air or water quality standards. He is fighting to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, as well as the California Coastal and other National Monuments from downsizing or elimination. Congressman Panetta supports policies that combat climate change, promote sustainability, and invest in clean energy and he has earned a 97% rating from the League of Conservation Voters.
Congressman Panetta fights environmental problems, such as sea level rise and ocean acidification, while working to maintain and improve the balance between a highly productive agricultural industry, a diverse and sensitive environment, and sustainable tourism. Congressman Panetta continues to work with his fellow members of Congress on the Climate Solutions, Trails, and Oceans Caucuses to find innovative solutions to protect our environment.
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