Mr. President, I come to the floor again to address climate change, particularly today the change that carbon pollution is wreaking in our oceans.
Editor’s Note: The National Ocean Council’s National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan is attached here. The Appendix to the Implementation Plan is attached here. The White House’s Press Release “Plan to Promote Ocean Economy and Resilience” is available here.
From: The Washington Post
Posted by Juliet Eilperin
The White House on Tuesday issued its final plan for managing the world’s oceans, outlining a strategy that aims to coordinate the work of more than two dozen agencies and reconcile competing interests including fishing, offshore energy exploration and recreational activities.
Saddler’s HJR 16 wants Alaska exempt from overreaching federal policy
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska House of Representatives today sent a message to President Barack Obama and the federal government, telling them to keep their overreaching, unnecessary new ocean zoning policy to themselves.
Representative Dan Saddler, R-JBER/Eagle River, introduced House Joint Resolution 16 to urge that Alaska be exempted from an imminent comprehensive federal policy aimed at managing and zoning activities in marine and coastal areas.
The European Union is currently working towards a Directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management. Several European countries and other jurisdictions around the world are developing or implementing systems of marine spatial planning (MSP).
Research efforts are also ongoing, to explore different approaches to MSP and to evaluate current practice. A seminar is being organised that will provide an opportunity for participants to present and discuss academic perspectives and the findings of current research on the development of MSP.
The seminar is being organised by the Marine Spatial Planning Research Network and will take place at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom on 29th – 30th May, 2013.