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Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

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Wed, 08/31/2016 (All day)

President Barack Obama, who’s already protected more public acres than any U.S. president, will add to his legacy of conservation by quadrupling the marine monument surrounding the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the White House announced.

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Obama will propose vast expansion of Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary

Published: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:57am
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Water

President Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials.