The need to protect the Atlantic Ocean against environmental threats — from the prospect of drilling for fossil fuels to plastics pollution and climate change — continues as Earth Day celebrates its 48th anniversary.
But there is a reason to celebrate when it comes to the world’s second-largest ocean.
Thanks to the work of activists and legislators, since 2000 there has been no legal dumping of sewage sludge, chemicals, medical waste or other trash just miles off New Jersey’s coast.
As a result of ending ocean dumping, “we are slowly but surely starting to see levels of contamination in fish start to improve,”
While this news gives us happiness. The possible expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling is still a concern.