Comment on this and other threatened US Marine Monuments here, deadline JULY 26TH, 11.59 PM (night) : https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066-0001
The endangered Hawaiian monk seal, for instance, forages well into the monument expansion area threatened by Trump who apparently wants to turn it over to energy and mining special interests.
The protected area was recently expanded to include the actual offshore Midway battle site, where many lay buried at sea and the foraging ground for endangered species. This is at stake. See too: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/wwii-midway-battle-site-national-ocean-monument-endangered-species-threatened-by-trump-comment-deadline-26-july-11-59-pm-et-1-min-to-midnight/
Why? They make it clear that it’s Trump’s greedy buddies, donors, and/or greedy Trump investments: The opportunity costs associated with potential energy and mineral exploration and production from the Outer Continental Shelf, in addition to any impacts on production in the adjacent region.” https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066-0001
From the World Heritage Inscription:
“Papahānaumokuākea as a Refuge for Rare and Globally Significant Species
Many species of…
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