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Ten Ways States Can Combat Ocean Acidification (and Why They Should)

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, Ryan P.
dc.contributor.author Caldwell, Margaret R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-11T20:11:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-11T20:11:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation 6 Wash. J. Env. Law & Pol'y 287 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2160-4169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1608
dc.description 37 HARV. ENVTL. L. REV. 57 (2013). Republished with permission from the Harvard Environmental Law Review, 37 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 57 (2013) (the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy made no edits to this article). Please note that the copyright in the Harvard Environmental Law Review is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, and that the copyright in the article is held by the author. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ryan P. Kelly, Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University. Margaret R. Caldwell, Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, and Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program, Stanford University. ABSTRACT: The ocean is becoming more acidic worldwide as a result of increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (“CO2”) and other pollutants. This fundamental change is likely to have substantial ecological and economic consequences globally. In this Article, we provide a toolbox for understanding and addressing the drivers of ocean acidification. We begin with an overview of the relevant science, highlighting known causes of chemical change in the coastal ocean. Because of the difficulties associated with controlling diffuse atmospheric pollutants such as CO2, we then focus on controlling smaller-scale agents of acidification, discussing ten legal and policy tools that state government agencies can use to mitigate the problem. This bottom-up approach does not solve the global CO2 problem, but instead offers a more immediate means of addressing the challenges of a rapidly changing ocean. States have ample legal authority to address many of the causes of ocean acidification; what remains is to implement that authority to safeguard our iconic coastal resources. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject Ocean Acidification: Understanding the Other Climate Crisis en_US
dc.subject Part II: Ocean Acidification and Current Law en_US
dc.title Ten Ways States Can Combat Ocean Acidification (and Why They Should) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Please note that the copyright in the Harvard Environmental Law Review is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, and that the copyright in the article is held by the author. en_US


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