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National Oceans Policy

Comprehensive Ocean Planning Is Beneficial

Sarah Chasis | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

At present, there are no fewer than 140 laws and 20 agencies that govern our seas, each with its own agendas and mandates. Such piecemeal governance is unwieldy and fails to effectively address many of the oceans' problems.

Obama's Blue Frontier

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

An executive order establishing a national ocean policy for the practical use and long-term protection of our public seas could be one of Barack Obama's outstanding achievements.

Heading to Rhode Island Tomorrow in Support of a National Oceans Policy

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

A national ocean policy will help New York, the East Coast and the entire country better address all of these issues that affect its ocean and its Great Lakes resources.

Obama Administration Reveals Bedrock Ocean Policy Details -- and They're Strong

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Like the passage of a Clean Air Act or a Clean Water Act, President Obama is in the process of creating a landmark national healthy oceans policy and plan of action for our seas.