WHOI Waypoints: WHOI Briefs Senators
Three US senators came to WHOI in March to get special briefings from several WHOI scientists on the current scientific knowledge on climate change and fisheries. “Public policy has to be based on sound science; that’s why all three of us are here,” said Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) who discusses issues with WHOI Director Bob Gagosian. Craig is chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, which helps develop policy positions for Senate Republicans, and a member of Energy and Natural Resources and Appropriations committees. Joining him were Robert Smith (R-New Hampshire) chairman of the Environmental and Public Works Committee, and Lincoln Chafee (R-Rhode Island) a member of that committee.