Comment Period On Marine Sanctuaries Extended
Comment period on marine sanctuaries extended
A diver swims over the shipwreck Flint in Thunder Bay near Alpena, Mich.(Photo: NOAA)
Washington — The U.S. Department of Commerce has extended the comment period on an executive order from President Donald Trump calling for a review of national marine sanctuaries designated in the last 10 years.
The review is part of Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy order that could open marine sanctuaries and monuments designated under the prior two administrations to oil and gas exploration.
Some lawmakers from Michigan are concerned that the review could result in the elimination or reduction in size of the Thunder Bay …