11 July 2012

• Long Island Sound Will Not Be A National Marine Sanctuary

”U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has backed off a proposal to establish Long Island Sound as a National Marine Sanctuary…

”Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Friday that his earlier proposal for the Sound to become the nation's 14th marine sanctuary, announced in February, met with a fundamental obstacle…

”In a May 8 letter to Blumenthal, former Commerce Secretary John Bryson said the sanctuary program is not accepting new candidates….”


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