Supreme Court denies fishing industry challenge to marine monument, while opening the door to future challenges | Conservation Law Foundation

Supreme Court denies fishing industry challenge to marine monument, while opening the door to future challenges

David Abel, The Boston Globe

“We may be presented with other and better opportunities to consider this issue without the artificial constraint of the pleadings in this case,” Roberts wrote.

Those words worried environmental advocates who spent years urging the federal government to protect the area.

“It’s concerning any time you get a statement like this from a justice, especially from the chief justice,” said Peter Shelley, senior counsel at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.

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