Protecting Rhode Island and a community icon

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a tireless advocate for addressing the harmful effects of climate change, joined members of the Matunuck community and patrons of the iconic Ocean Mist and Bar to drum up action for the threat of climate change to Rhode Island's coastal region.

Senator Whitehouse was joined by Sierra Club director Abel Collins, local business owners Kevin Finnegan, Jane Goss and Ocean Mist employee Cullen McCoy.

Finnegan owns the Ocean Mist Restaurant & Bar which has lost business due to erosion damage from rising sea levels. Such disastrous impacts of climate change on Matunuck's local community highlighted the need for discussion of the president's national climate action plan. Unveiled 3 weeks ago, the President's plan includes the nation's first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants and measures to strengthen our nation's infrastructure against the effects of climate change.

Join Senator Whitehouse and support the Matunuck community by saying I Will Act.