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Trump Administration Takes Aim at Nation’s Ocean Arm (NRDC)

HOC Takeaway: A great look from an HOC supporting organization on why NOAA is so important, from the New York perspective. by Alison Chase, NRDC, March 20, 2017 Release of the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 federal budget reinforces fears that our nation’s ocean arm will experience deep cuts, putting at

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NOAA Budget Cuts Opposed (Mount Desert Islander)

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HOC Takeaway: It is amazing to see the senators from Maine, Hawai’i and Alaska come together to support the important work of NOAA. Mount Desert Islander, March 15, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) have sent a bipartisan letter to the Trump administration

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Trump cuts threaten Great Bay Reserve, NH Sea Grant (Seacoastonline.com)

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HOC Takeaway: A good look into some impacts that would be felt in the New Hampshire seacoast should the proposed NOAA cuts be implemented. by Max Sullivan, March 19, 2017 Environmental officials across the Seacoast are concerned President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts will result in the elimination of numerous

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News: Protecting our oceans must be priority for president, Congress

This is a great piece discussing how our President and Congress need to stand up to continue leading our nation toward healthy, sustainable ocean, coasts and Great Lakes. By William D. Ruckelshaus, Jane Lubchenco Leon Panetta Special to The Times A cross section of the most talented, dedicated ocean experts

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Surfrider: Never before seen data revealed at MARCO meeting

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[Healthy Oceans Coalition member Surfrider] … attended a meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) in Dewey Beach, DE. on January 29. At the meeting members of MARCO, as well as the affiliated Regional Planning Body (RPB), unveiled never-seen-before data describing the coastal and ocean areas of

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WWF Canada: Tanker ban will help safeguard B.C.’s north coast, but marine management plans need attention now.

by David Miller This article talks about some great steps being taken in Canada to protect ocean health and how their marine planning process can provide even more of a benefit! A great read. “During my first visit to British Columbia’s north coast, I was immediately struck by the area’s

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White House: Celebrating Five Years of the National Ocean Policy

by Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It’s an exciting summer for the ocean, and we’re not just talking about Shark Week. President Obama proclaimed June 2015 as National

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NRDC: Happy Fifth Birthday, National Ocean Policy!

by Alison Chase, Senior Policy Analyst On July 19, 2010, Executive Order 13547 announced a new era of ocean governance designed “To achieve an America whose stewardship ensures that the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as

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Ocean Conservancy: The National Ocean Policy Turns Five!

by Amy Trice Today we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the National Ocean Policy (NOP), which aims to protect, maintain and restore ocean health while supporting sustainable uses in our oceans. Healthy, productive oceans and coasts contribute significantly to our quality of life and to our economy. To maintain

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Healthy Oceans Coalition Heartened by White House Commitment to the National Ocean Policy and Healthy Oceans

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Healthy Oceans Coalition Heartened by White House Commitment to the National Ocean Policy and Healthy Oceans Contact: Sarah Winter Whelan, Director Healthy Oceans Coalition 503.267.9577 March 31, 2015 – Sarah Winter Whelan, Director of the Healthy Oceans Coalition released this statement regarding the White House’s release of its Report on the Implementation

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