US Proposal Would Create World's Largest Marine Sanctuary

June 17, 2014 1:14 PM

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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce a plan on Tuesday to make an area of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.

The Washington Post, speaking with senior White House officials, reported on Tuesday that the proposal, to go into effect later this year, could create the world’s largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.

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