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Don testifies at Senate HAB hearing

On August 28, Don testified for the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. The hearing, entitled “Harmful Algal Blooms: The Impact on Our Nation’s Waters” brought together experts, stakeholders and policymakers in the capital to discuss HAB events across the country. Other witnesses at the hearing included Bryan Stubbs of the Cleveland Water Alliance, Ivory Engstrom, Director of Special Projects at McLane Research Labs, and Patrick Neu of the National Professional Anglers Association. The meeting was chaired by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), whose home state of Alaska has dealt with multiple HAB outbreaks of increasing severity in recent years. Don discussed the drivers of harmful algal blooms in various parts of the country and stressed the need for national monitoring and mitigation strategies. The archived webcast, as well as to Don’s written testimony, can be found here.