Sunday, May 12, 2013

Florida Environmentalist Warns Of Acid Oceans

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MELBOURNE, Florida --  Corry Westbrook, a Democratic candidate who is hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Bill Posey from the 8th Congressional District located on Florida's Space Coast, will talk about ocean acidification and other concerns impacting the cleanliness and health of our oceans at the Front Street Civic Center located at 2205 South Front Street in Melbourne, Florida at 6:30 p.m. on June 6, 2013.  

This free event is presented by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

Image: Corry Westbrook For Congress
Westbrook creates federal policy and legislation for Oceana. As Federal Policy Director, she has worked on all of Oceana’s North American campaigns including: fisheries management, fighting seafood fraud and illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, stopping new oil and gas leasing, mitigating ocean acidification, expanding off-shore wind capacity, eliminating foreign government subsidies for commercial fishing that she claims are environmentally unstable and unfairly distorting global markets, and protecting threatened and endangered species, including her favorite – whales.

Prior to her current role at Oceana, she was a Legislative Director at the National Wildlife Federation, a Regional Grassroots Coordinator for the National Audubon Society, a Policy Analyst for Environmental Protection Agency, and served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean.  

Westbrook holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Biology, from Florida International University and a Masters in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy from the George Washington University.