Wishy-washy – Baker team circumspect on marine monument controversy

In the course of the past year, a Connecticut-sized marine area off the coast of Cape Cod has been officially designated a national monument by one president and targeted for potential changes by the next. It became subject to a new ban on commercial fishing, and now might have that ban removed. The ping-ponging presidential decisions have left the future of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument somewhat murky, but the same concerns Governor Charlie Baker first raised almost two years ago remain on the minds of his top environmental official. click here to read the story 08:21