Estuaries on the Edge: The Vital Link Between Land and Sea
Martin, Dawn M.
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This report examines the values of and the threats to 28 estuaries, and how the National Estuary Program (NEP) is working to help protect these valuable resources. The clock is ticking for these "nationally significant" estuaries, which have already been polluted and need further protection. As my friend Representative George Miller (D-CA) once said: "American Oceans Campaign is about a generational gift from one generation to another. Eventually all of our bad habits end up in the ocean and coastal waters, either through acid rain or water pollution, and we've got to understand that we must change those habits because if we in fact preserve the oceans, we have preserved the planet."