NOAA Opens Public Comment on
Trump-proposed Marine National Monument Reductions
Six National Marine Sanctuaries and five Marine National Monuments are part of review
Under Executive Order 13795, titled "Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy", President Trump wishes to increase energy revenue and job growth through offshore drilling in US marine national monuments.
Trump has asked for a report from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in order to undo designations and expansions of the sanctuaries and monuments so that offshore drilling may be facilitated.
NOAA is accepting public comment no later than July 26, 2017.