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Bush Taps Expansive Marine Areas For Protection

Law360 (January 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- President George W. Bush has designated three expansive marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean, banning the destruction and extraction of resources, waste dumping, and commercial fishing in the area.

“Taken together, these three new national monuments cover nearly 200,000 square miles, and they will now receive our nation's highest level of environmental recognition and conservation,” Bush said Tuesday in announcing the monuments.

“For seabirds and marine life, they will be sanctuaries to grow and thrive. For scientists, they will be places to extend the frontiers...
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