NOAA MOVES TO BAN ACTIVITY OFF WASHINGTON

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to designate 2,605 sq nautical miles off Washington state's Olympic Peninsula as a marine sanctuary, thus banning petroleum operations. NOAA's proposal, published in the Sept. 20 Federal Register, would create the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary would extend from Koitlah Point north to the U.S.-Canadian boundary, west along the boundary to the 100 fathom isobath, south along the 100 fathom line to a point

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