Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today after the Obama Administration issued the final implementation plan for the National Oceans Policy:
"From the very beginning, I have voiced my opposition to this red taped monstrosity the Administration calls a National Ocean Policy. Through hearings, in both Washington D.C. and Anchorage, and in meetings with fisherman from across the country, it's become clear that this National Oceans Policy will bring a variety of negative implications, from both an economic and management prospective," Rep. Young said. "From oil and gas, to fishing, agriculture, or home building, no industry on land or at sea escapes the net of this new policy."
"Through my position on the House Natural Resources Committee, and as Co-Chairman of the House Oceans Caucus, I will continue to look for opportunities for true, bipartisan, ocean policies."