You asked "what would happen if this disaster struck our coastline". In this case, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: proactive measures like a science-based network of marine protected areas and a Territorial Sea Plan that can accommodate a variety of industrial and recreational uses will help ensure the long-term health and productivity of Oregon’s nearshore.
There is a strong legacy here in Oregon of taking preventative steps away from disasters occuring in our nearshore. Currently, establishing of a network of marine reserves and protected areas off our coastline in accordance with the Territorial Sea Plan and Goal 19 is the most productive thing we can do to ensure a safe & productive Oregon Ocean. Anything the public can do to get involved and strengthen the conversation is crucial.
Thanks for your information. Any advice as to which organizations in the Gulf are worthy causes to donate to would be helpful.
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