Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fishermen to Protest “Green” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at Global Climate Summit

Why? Because He’s Ignoring Ocean Pollution

Tomorrow, Wed. Sept. 30, 2009, 10 a.m. – noon

In Front of Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles

Ironically, Governor Schwarzenegger is trying to build his legacy as a green governor while he simultaneously ignores all the ocean pollution plaguing California’s beaches and coastal waters. As anyone in Southern California who enjoys the ocean knows, poor water-quality and resulting beach closures are all too common, especially during the rainy season.

That’s why Fishermen from all over Southern California will gather in force tomorrow, to show the world how “green” our Governor really is.

The Marine Life Protection Act currently being implemented in Southern California by the administration was supposed to be comprehensive, addressing all aspects that affect the ocean, like pollution, coastal development and fishing, however, the Governor has abandoned sound science and is instead only duplicating existing fishing ban laws.

WHAT: Protest of Gov. Schwarzenegger's “green” ocean policy AKA the Marine Life Protection Act

WHEN: Tomorrow, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

2025 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Protest in front of the hotel

VISUALS: Dozens of angry fishermen, holding signs, megaphones proclaiming that the Governor should not target fishermen and their families, but instead pollution.

CONTACT: On-site at 9 am: Wendy Tochihara mobile (714) 609-5544

About the California Fisheries Coalition

The California Fisheries Coalition is an association of 27 marine-related organizations whose members advocate for cleaner oceans and sustainable marine resources, and contribute more than $5.5 billion annually to the economy www.cafisheriescoalition.org.

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