Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, March 2005

Fed’s Budget Undercuts Floating Junk Controls

Millions of tons of floating junk pollute beaches, kill marine life, and pose threats to navigation.  One of the essential regional programs to eliminate this scourge is the NY/NJ Harbor Drift Removal Project.  Since 1990 this program has hunted down garbage slicks and scooped out the harmful debris.  Last year, the program was re-energized after several slicks washed up on the Jersey Shore.  Unfortunately, the new federal budget proposal undercuts this important program by $1.5 million.  Last year this program cost $5.4 million and was under-funded.  Contact your federal officials in NY and NJ and urge them to fully fund the program at $6 million.  Help keep our water and beaches safe, clean, and free of debris.  Call COA for officials’ contact information, or visit or


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