Obama administration releases ocean policy plan

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The Obama administration released this week its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into action.

The plan focuses on improving coordination to speed federal permitting decisions; better manage the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; develop and disseminate scientific information that local communities, industries, and decision-makers can use; and collaborate more effectively with state, tribal, and local partners, marine industries, and other stakeholders. 

Click here for the full press release and click here for the full plan.