House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings presses Obama administration for ocean plan docs

Chief Surgeon Doc Hastings (R-Wash.)House Natural Resources Committee and his surgical team has ordered a P.E.T. scan of the National Ocean Policy to understand the workings of the inter-agency  National Ocean Council, tasked to implement the Executive Ordered policy. The policy was designed to streamline inter-agency bureaucratic activity related to all thing’s Ocean’s and Great Lakes, including interconnected rivers and tributary’s. In addition to ridicules claim that the Ocean Policy consists of voluntary, non-regulatory guidelines, there is also the issue of not having the foggiest of just how much dough this plan will cost!  Read the article @thehill   Read the letter to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary, NOAA

One Response to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings presses Obama administration for ocean plan docs

  1. - Moderator says:

    I recommend an enema.
    Hastings also had questions about staffing at the National Ocean Council.

    The council should explain whether environmental groups had a hand in crafting the policy recommendations, Hastings wrote to its co-chairs Nancy Sutley, who heads the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and John Holdren, who directs the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    “[I]t is troubling that the Council has been unwilling to explain whether staff from environmental groups that have advocated in favor of the National Ocean Policy and ocean zoning have helped draft the policy itself, the draft or final implementation plan, or other Council activities,” Hastings wrote.

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