Clean Oceans Laws: Conservation Or Confrontation?

Law360, New York (December 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- If enacted, the Ocean Conservation Act, or H.R. 21, would have significant economic and social consequences for businesses and individual citizens throughout the United States.

H.R. 21, formally titled the Ocean Conservation, Education and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 4, 2007.

Title I provides a sweeping conservation program requiring every federal agency to ensure that any activity it authorizes, funds or carries out does not adversely affect the oceans. Adverse effects are defined to...
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