To direct the Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create a Blue Whales and Blue Skies Program to reduce air pollution and harmful underwater acoustic impacts and the risk of fatal vessel whale strikes by recognizing voluntary reductions in the speed of vessels transiting the Greater Santa Barbara Channel Region, California, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 47th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on September 6, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Lowenthal Pushes Legislation to Address Fatal Ship Strikes on Whales”
— Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47] (Sponsor) on Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017
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H.R. 3682 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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