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Categories: “Marine Monuments”

  • Court Dismisses Challenge to Marine National Monument Designation
  • October 25th, 2018 — by Terra Bowling — Category: Marine Monuments

  • In 2016, President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act. The monument, which encompasses 4,913 square miles off the coast of New England, marked the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Recently, in Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association v. Ross, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge to the designation. (2018 WL 4853901 (D.D.C. Oct. 5, 2018)).

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