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Struggling to stay up-to-date with the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House? Here's the news you need to know that pertains to ocean and coastal conservation.

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Posted on April 27, 2017 - 1:03pm, by nwehner
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Via USA Today

"Trump is targeting all or part of monuments that make up 100,000 acres or more, and were created by presidential proclamation since 1996. The White House released a list of 24 of them on Wednesday."

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Posted on April 27, 2017 - 11:33am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"President Trump will take a major step Friday to expand oil and gas drilling off U.S. shores, directing the Interior Department to lift restrictions that President Barack Obama imposed in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. But local political considerations and the global energy market are likely to influence future exploration far more than an executive order in Washington."

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Posted on April 26, 2017 - 11:26am, by nwehner
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Via The White House

"Sec. 2.  Review of National Monument Designations.  (a)  The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) shall conduct a review of all Presidential designations or expansions of designations under the Antiquities Act made since January 1, 1996, where the designation covers more than 100,000 acres, where the designation after expansion covers more than 100,000 acres, or where the Secretary determines that the designation or expansion was made without adequate public outreach and coordination with relevant stakeholders, to determine whether each designation or expansion conforms to the policy set forth in section 1 of this order."

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Posted on April 25, 2017 - 1:41pm, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy."

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Posted on April 24, 2017 - 10:26am, by nwehner
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Via Congress.gov

"The Presidential Memorandum entitled “Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing” issued on December 20, 2016, and any other substantially similar memorandum, Executive order, or other action by the President issued or taken before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act to withdraw from mineral leasing the areas of the outer Continental Shelf described in that memorandum (as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) under section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1341(a)) shall have no force or effect."

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Posted on April 17, 2017 - 12:35pm, by nwehner
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Via Climate Central

"We’re 12 weeks into the Trump administration and there’s a glut of nominations President Trump has yet to put forward. Many are crucial to having a functioning government and setting the priorities for their agencies."

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Posted on April 16, 2017 - 7:59am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"Without guidance from Fish and Wildlife, Democrats on a Natural Resources subcommittee said they were powerless to refute claims from witnesses called by Republicans who said the Endangered Species Acts cost projects millions of dollars as a result of delays."

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Posted on April 14, 2017 - 10:37am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new, more detailed plan for laying off 25 percent of its employees and scrapping 56 programs including pesticide safety, water runoff control, and environmental cooperation with Mexico and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement."

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