The horrifying discovery of a massive DDT waste dumping site off the coast of Catalina Island requires action from the federal government now. It is estimated that as much as 767 tons of DDT waste sit off our shore.
Exposure to high doses of DDT threatens human health and our marine ecosystems. It has contributed to the disappearance of bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and brown pelicans from the Channel Islands.
My resolution, Assembly Joint Resolution 2, calls upon the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Congress to take all measures necessary to prevent further damage to our citizens, wildlife, and natural resources.
We must act now to protect our ocean and prevent further environmental damage.