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Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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PORTLAND, Maine - The Trump administration on Tuesday defended an underwater monument established by former President Barack Obama to protect marine life in the Atlantic Ocean and asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate it.
The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington, challenging the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by the Democratic former president in 2016. It's a 5,000-square-mile area off of New England that contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life, such as right whales.
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Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

5 monthes ago   |   By

PORTLAND, Maine - The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument and asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate it.
The fishing groups sued to challenge the 2016 creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The monument is a 5,000-square-mile area off New England and is the first of its kind in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Commerce Department is arguing the president clearly has the authority under the federal Antiquities Act to establish national monuments. The lawsuit was filed in federal...
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Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

5 monthes ago   |   By

The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument and asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate it. The fishing groups sued...
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