Wespac Spends Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby Against Expanded Pacific Islands Monument

posted in: December 2014, Fisheries, Marine | 0

How much did U.S. taxpayers spend to argue against the recent expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

Environment Hawai`i asked that question after the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Wespac) issued a press release describing a meeting held at the White House on September 9. According to the press release, the council delegation, which “included leaders from Hawai`i, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council,” met with presidential counselor John Podesta, acting head of the Council on Environmental Quality Michael Boots, U.S. Fish . . .

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