PI: Meg Caldwell and Ryan Kelly
Research Institution: Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
PI First name, Last name: Meg Caldwell and Ryan Kelly
Phone: 650-723-4057 (Meg); 510-326-8920 (Ryan)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Mitigating ocean acidification requires finding legal and policy tools to address each of the underlying causes driving widespread chemical change. To date we have focused on non-CO2 drivers–such as nutrient runoff and SOx/NOx deposition–that are likely to be significant sources of acidification in the highly-productive coastal ocean, because of the existing laws available to address these inputs. State laws, and state implementation of the federal Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, offer a wide variety of tools that are likely to be effective to combat coastal acidification, buying time as we work toward a broader CO2 solution.
KEYWORDS: Law, policy, Clean Water Act, coastal zone, acidification
FUNDING AGENCY (if available): Packard Foundation