" "Myers is unfit to lead the nation’s premier weather and ocean science agency. By rejecting Meyer's nomination, the Senate will protect the integrity and public availability of the weather forecasts their constituents rely on, ensure that NOAA’s broader scientific mission continues unimpeded. Emergency managers dealing with natural disasters like tornadoes, floods and hurricanes need freely available, accurate, timely weather information as do farmers and others being forced to cough up money to pay for weather data. A host of industries rely on NOAA to ensure that the nation’s fisheries are healthy, sustainable and profitable. Government leaders, communities &resource managers depend on NOAA’s ocean, climate and weather research and data to prepare for and address environmental changes. NOAA is responsible for protectingthe health of the oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes."