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'Victory for Our Oceans': US Court Upholds Ruling on Vast Marine Monument Established by Obama

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/27/victory-our-oceans-us-court-upholds-ruling-vast-marine-monument-established-obama

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Thank you for a puff of good news which is so difficult to find these weeks, months and years in a world so bent on polluting our air, soil and water for the almighty buck.

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I am not taking a dump on Obama’s accomplishments on the environmental front.

But I am warning about exaggerating them.

They provided cover for his party’s doing as little as possible while taking victory laps.
Anything remotely environmentally friendly is good compared to Repubs.
Ultimately and most importantly, they were inadequate.

That said, I applaud this ruling.

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Wow, a rare piece of good news amidst an ocean of horrific news.
A US court not yet poisoned by Trump judges–a miracle!

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And all life came from the ocean------so where will we go and where will life on the planet go—without the ocean? The indigenous people are right again----Water is Life.

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Does anyone believe in the “Rule of Law” anymore? That is such a quaint idea under neoliberalism.

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Luckily we are well guarded by the DNC who will move heaven and earth to block those judges!

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Great news for this tiny part of the planet. Now, about Bears Ears Nat’l Monument being completely restored to the Obama Administration’s original designation and multi-purpose use requirements. How about we work on this, NRDC?

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Usually are, stardust, usually are.

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To be sure, the Hudson and nearby continental slope canyons and the New England Seamounts which this Marine Monument protects, are under thousands of feet of water, and are volcanic or otherwise unlikely to contain oil even if it was feasible to extract oil from such depths, and are unlikely to be disturbed anyway. This is purely a token gesture.

When are we going to seen far more valuable marine/lacustrine/riparian resources protected from destructive exploitation or pollution - like, for starters, the Chesapeake Bay, or Lake Erie, whose water-quality improvements are in retreat under Trumpian disregard for the environment - notably the reversal of the Waters of the US Rule??

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HA! There is no way under such grave conditions as these are that I could laugh at such an impossibly wrong statement as this, methinks you cannot possibly be serious. Pelosi is not in the slightest opposed to The republican’s maliciously anti american and anti progressive agenda, she is their secret weapon - an inside right wing extremist double agent , one of many hundreds of such agents inside the DNC. the word of the day is “competition”, not opposition. That goes for Pelosi, Clinton, BIden, Buttegieg, Schumer, and now Bloomberg, etc.etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

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I wasn’t serious.

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Well, what kind of measures do you propose that would allow a minority party in the Senate to block a Judicial or Agency appointment supported by the majority party? Should the Democrats bring AK-47’s into the chamber?

Ahh…dare to dream. How about we use their tactics. Every bit of surveillance apparatus ever conceived, and endorsed by them should be used against them, then made pubic, their phone conversations, who they talk to, their locations published in real time, their spending habits internet access, their indiscretions their secret dealings, their entire lives laid bare for all to see for the rest of eternity. All of them/

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Just to reveal either the cynicism or political naivety of some environmentalists.

The UK also created a vast marine park around the Chagos Islands where the US have a huge airbase in Diego Garcia. The US are, of course, exempt from the laws.

The purpose was not protect nature and wildlife. It was to ensure no native Chagossian who had been forcibly deported could return and carry on with the traditional livelihood of fishing.

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Those are our fearless leaders, always willing to do something when it means nothing at all, and does absolutely no good.

The criminal psychopaths have to be removed from power and replaced with progressives who will deal wisely with the climate crisis.

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Now if we could just get all the marine life to go and live there. :slight_smile:

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There are many a sea wreck in the Northeast ocean. Listen to the skeletons. They will tell us of the struggle of man against the forces of nature, and of the foibles of men. Certainty a lesson best studied soon and taken seriously by all.

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…And the Big Lie of Madison v. Marbury — that the Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of an executive action’s “constitutionality” — has been tacitly upheld…

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Hello JrZonian,
Not only are they fearless leaders but “GOD FEARING LEADERS” just as "GOD FEARING as all the other XETIANS! They wear their faith on their sleeves and wash it away as necessary!

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