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The Latest On: National Monuments

August 24, 2017 | In the News: TIME Magazine

A Monumental Fight

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “An attack on one monument is an attack on all.”

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Comments on Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007 (82 Fed. Reg. 28827)

On behalf of the 46 undersigned organizations, these comments are submitted on the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007, 82 Fed. Reg. 28,827. While we firmly disagree with the need for and intent of such a review, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Review. These comments pertain specifically to the four California National Marine Sanctuary expansions that are included in the Review pursuant to EO 13795: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Earthjustice Comments on the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument

Docket ID: NOAA-NOS-2017-0066; Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment (82 Fed. Reg. 28,827 (June 26, 2017)); Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period (82 Fed. Reg. 35,509 (July 31, 2017))

August 11, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Wespac’s efforts to twist the English language to further its agenda to over-exploit our ocean resources recalls Humpty Dumpty’s abuse of language in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ ... Any definition of ‘cultural fishing’ that includes within its ambit commercial longlining would be in blatant conflict with the court’s ruling ... Any attempt to define ‘non-commercial fishing’ to include the sale of fish is clearly ludicrous.”

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