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Bush Administration Wants No Enviro Laws for Most US Ocean Waters

Concerning the Bush Administration's new push to exclude most USA ocean waters from existing US environmental laws, Senator John Kerry said, "I am incredulous that the Bush administration may actually be considering rolling back central environmental protections of our oceans and marine environment. The National Environmental Policy Act is the cornerstone of protection for our citizens and natural resources and new limits on the law would have profound impacts on coastal issues from fisheries management to marine protection to ocean dumping." Read more at the New York Times article (free registration required) at

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