Going Green

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Pacific Island Sanctuaries Fast-Tracked

I love it -- from the President the Environmentalists love to hate....

Bush proposes protections for Pacific islands, atolls and reefs

The plan to guard against mining and fishing is expected to be finalized before the president leaves office.

By Kenneth R. Weiss,
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 26, 2008

President Bush on Monday signaled his intention to protect some of the Pacific Ocean's most remote and unspoiled islands, atolls and coral reefs from fishing and deep-sea mining.

In a memo to three Cabinet secretaries, the president asked for a plan that would protect parts of the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on the planet, as well as waters around Rose Atoll in American Samoa and various islands and reefs in the central Pacific that are under U.S. jurisdiction.

The proposal, expected to...(complete article here).

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