Industry fears Obama's power over fishing grounds
The prospect that President Barack Obama could designate as marine monuments areas off the Massachusetts and California coasts is being met with resistance from various fishing groups and port-town mayors.
To Protect the Antiquities Act, Don’t Abuse It
Recent Marine Monument designations proclaimed by the Obama Administration have been the largest in U.S. history, locking out fishing in perpetuity—a severe departure from the original intent of the Antiquities Act.
Mayors Write Washington on New Marine Monuments
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell recently sent a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality expressing concern about the potential declaration of new marine monuments.
Coastal mayors join to oppose marine monument plans
The Obama administration is running afoul of transparency and openness as it prepares to create offshore marine monuments off California and New England, two mayors including Jon Mitchell are telling the administration.
Mayors Concerned About Potential Marine Monuments
In letters sent Friday to Obama Administration officials, New Bedford, MA, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Monterey, CA, Mayor Clyde Roberson expressed “serious concerns” about potential new monuments.