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Fossil fuel consumption has damaged Oregon's marine waters
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:39 AM
 
PORTLAND, Oregon — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that fossil fuel consumption has damaged Oregon's marine waters by causing ocean acidification that's killing off shellfish.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland by the Center for Biological Diversity alleges that the EPA has failed to identify and protect those marine waters in Oregon under the Clean Water Act.

The lawsuit says increasing acid levels in the ocean strips seawater of calcium carbonate -- a building block for marine creatures with shells.


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