Proposed Move To Interior Could De-Fang NOAA: Enviros

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 8:02 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's plan to move the nation's lead ocean and climate research agency from the U.S. Department of Commerce to the U.S. Department of the Interior met with a storm of protest Friday from environmental groups, who said the move could stifle the agency's work on conservation and climate change.

In announcing the plan Friday, Obama called Interior a more natural fit for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the scientific agency responsible for saltwater fisheries management, coastal restoration, the National Weather Service and climate change...
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