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Chairman Hastings Sends Follow-up Letter to National Ocean Council Co-Chairs Sutley and Holdren Requesting Additional Information on the President's National Ocean Policy


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2013 - Dear Chairwoman Sutley and Director Holdren:

Over the past two years, the Obama Administration has repeatedly limited public transparency and frustrated attempts to obtain information about the cost, legal authority, activities, and staffing involved with developing and implementing regional ocean zoning plans and other parts of the National Ocean Policy.

The Administration's final plan for implementing the National Ocean Policy, released Tuesday, continues this pattern of secrecy and reaffirms the Administration's sweeping, unilateral expansion of federal bureaucracy through increased regulation of economic and recreational activities affecting the oceans, even those occurring far inland.

Read the entire letter HERE.


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