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07/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Declares June Oceans Month

President Obama launched a new ocean protect initiative that aims to unify the management of U.S. ocean territory, coasts and the Great Lakes. Currently, 140 U.S. laws and 20 federal agencies are involved in oceans management, which has lead to regulatory "chaos," as Sarah Chasis, the director of the Ocean Initiative at the Natural Resources Defense Council, put it.

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