Court upholds national monument in Atlantic, fishermen cite fed overreach

Court upholds national monument in Atlantic, fishermen cite fed overreach

A federal appeals court upheld a designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, commercial fishermen opposed it. Fishing groups sued over the creation of the national monument, which contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life. The appeals panel brushed aside arguments that federal law governing the monument only has jurisdiction on land.

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porcus
porcus 2 months

If the government can designate large swaths of *land* as national monuments, why wouldn't they be able to do the same to water areas too?

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