President Biden’s flurry of actions to protect the environment reignites a controversy about the Atlantic’s only marine monument | Conservation Law Foundation

President Biden’s flurry of actions to protect the environment reignites a controversy about the Atlantic’s only marine monument

David Abel, The Boston Globe

For environmental groups that had pushed for years to protect an estimated 54 species of deep-sea coral and hundreds of marine species, including endangered North Atlantic right whales and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, Biden’s decision was gratifying.

“Last summer, we watched in shock as President Trump effectively nullified the monument status of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts by opening it to commercial fishing,” said Bradley Campbell, president of the Conservation Law Foundation. “Defending this monument is critical for protecting valuable species, confronting the climate crisis, and leaving a healthy ocean for future generations.”

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