NH1 Motors Block

Mar 15, 2017 9:14 PM

New England marine monument gets bad review from lawmakers

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee are objecting to the way President Barack Obama created a national marine monument off the coast of New England last year.

The subcommittee on water, power and oceans held an oversight hearing on the creation and management of marine monuments on Wednesday. Republican members say the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument lacked significant local input and scientific scrutiny.

The monument is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains. A group of commercial fishermen has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of its creation.

The subcommittee is chaired by Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican. The subcommittee issued a statement on Wednesday that said the monument negatively impacts New England fishing communities.

--  Need a new car or even a boat? Click here to check out the all-new NH1 Motors --



Must Read on NH1.com

Car Quiz NH1 Motors
NH1 NH Community Calendar and Event

NH1 Motors Featured Dealers

Grappone Automotive Group

Goodhue and Hawkins

Team Kia

 Friday, 1:30 p.m. - Sens. Shaheen and Hassan will discuss the effects President Trump's budget would have on the opioid epidemic in NH



NH1 on Facebook

NH1 on Twitter