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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:03 PM
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Obama task force calls for National Ocean Council
Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO The Obama administration on Thursday released the first glimpse of a plan to strengthen the way the nation manages the oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes.

President Barack Obama's Ocean Policy Task Force comprised of 24 officials from the U.S. Department of Interior to the U.S. Navy recommended creating a new National Ocean Council with power to coordinate and hold accountable myriad federal agencies in conservation and marine planning efforts.

"Right now (ocean policy) is done on a piecemeal basis, one agency regulating fisheries, one shipping, one water quality, another national security and there's no real mechanized thinking on how sectors interact with each other," said Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a task force member.

"Today is a historic day. For the first time, we as a nation say loudly and clearly that healthy oceans matter," she said.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ijGVJ...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:06 PM
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1. Why does Obama continue betraying us?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:28 PM
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3. right?
geez. what a bushie.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:19 AM
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6. You know Bloo
is being sarcastic, right?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:28 AM
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8. yeah, you know
i am, too, right?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:55 AM
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9. No, I didn't know..
Sorry, mo :P
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:02 PM
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11. 'sokay
hard to tell around here sometimes.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:15 AM
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5. Because some are still stuck in those
Orwellian years of yore when Black was White, Crooked was Straight, Down was Up, Unbridled Pollution was Clean Sky Initiatives? :)

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:14 PM
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2. Obama announces appointments to National Ocean Council
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:18 PM by Ian David






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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 PM
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4. Does this mean we'll get an...
OCEAN CZAR??? :scared:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:20 AM
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7. Lol!
King Neptune~
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:55 PM
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10. A sea-zer.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:04 PM
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13. You did that on porpoise.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:07 PM
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14. Politics is fishy.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:12 PM
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12. Great idea! We need something like this
And BTW, Beck will go berserk over this one.
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