Judge tosses fishermen’s suit against Obama ocean monument

Patrick Whittle and Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

Environmental groups cheered the decision. Natural Resources Defense Council attorney Kate Desormeau said it makes clear the monument was legally established by Obama.

“This decision guarantees that one of the most fragile and scientifically important areas in the North Atlantic will be protected from destructive activities like oil drilling and industrial fishing,” said Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel at Conservation Law Foundation.

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