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Commentary & Resources

Concerned with the Development of a National Marine Monument in the Northern Mariana Islands

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Sylvan Igisomar, Director of DFW (left) and Doctor John Joyner, Director of CRM (right)

Information about President Bush's attempt to create a 'Blue Legacy'

5/23/2008 - NPR - All Things Considered: Bush Eyes Unprecedented Conservaation Program

From the 20th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

August 2008 – CNMI Testimony Opposing Proposal To Establish a National Marine Monument in the Mariana Islands. 

From the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

3/21/2008 - Press Release:  Federal Fishery managers hear CNMI Opposition to Marine Monument Proposal

Opposition from the CNMI Government

From the Governor of the CNMI

4/29/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: Designation of a Marine National Monument in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 

From the Mayor of the Northern Islands

6/06/2008Letter to President Bush, RE: Designation of a Marine national Monument in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

From the Mayor of Saipan

6/09/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: Designation of a Marine National Monument in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

From the Mayor of Tinian

6/12/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: Designation of a Marine national Monument in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

From the Mayor of Rota

7/15/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: The Charitable Trusts’ Proposal to Designate a national Marine Monument in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana islands.

From the CNMI Speaker of the House and Senate President

8/06/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: Proposed Mirianas Trench National Marine Monument

From Concerned Citizens  of the CNMI

9/15/2008 – Letter to President Bush.

  Part 1 of 5, A panel of Directors from Local Resource Agencies Discusses the Proposed PEW National Marine Monument during the June 11th filmving of MP 96950.

Links to All Content from June 11th 2008 Filming of MP-96950

 
 

From the Pacific Islands Report

9/04/2008 – Friends, Foes Argue CNMI Marine Sanctuary

9/10/2008 – CNMI House Rejects Bush Marine Sanctuary

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House & Senate Resolutions

The Senate Joint Resolution No. 16-04

4/29/2008 – To Respectfully Request that the President of the United States refrain from unilaterally creating a Northern Islands National Monument and imposing the regulatory burdens appurtenant thereto upon the People of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands without the consent of the local government. 

The House Joint Resolution No. 16-13

Summer  2008 – To respectfully inform the President of the United States that on behalf of the People of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island that the Sixteenth Commonwealth Legislature strongly opposes the creation of a Northern Islands National Monument. 

 

From the Saipan Tribune & Marianas Variety

3/23/2008 – PEW to press advocacy for NMI monumement

4/11/2008 – Reason 1 why I oppose the Pew National Monument

4/15/2008 – Why I oppose the Pew National Monument: Reason 2

4/24/2008 – CNMI as co-manager of proposed monument: How real is it?

5/01/2008 Don’t give up control

5/05/2008 – We’re talking-PEW isn’t listening

5/06/2008 – Fitial tells Bush of concerns over Pew’s proposal

5/09/2008 – More misconceptions about the Pew monument

5/09/2008 – My reason for not supporting the Pew proposal

5/11/2008 – Why I resigned from MINA

5/14/2008 – Pew, why won’t you talk about the monument?

5/23/2008 – Pew, outsiders, and online petitions

5/27/2008 – Keep your eyes open

6/06/2008 – Interesting regulatory exemptions likely to be adopted for the proposed Pew Monument

6/07/2008 – Torres blasts marine monument proposal

6/17/2008 – Taisakan urges delay in marine monument plan

6/30/2008 – Indigenous land and sea

8/01/2008 – Who’s lying now?

8/01/2008 We are not alone in our opposition

8/29/2008 – Betrayal Day: August 24, 2008

8/30/2008 – Report:  Monument waters under threat

9/02/2008 – US Coral Reef Task Force urged to oppose marine monument

9/04/2008 – Tension high at marine monument forum

9/05/2008 – Clarifications to 'An achievement in conservation'

9/11/2008 – House resolution opposes marine monument plan

9/12/2008 – Pew is what Pew does

9/19/2008 – Variations: Lipstick on a monument

9/22/2008 – Government urges Bush to reject monument proposa

 Part 1 of 7, A panel of Local Community Leaders Discusses the Proposed PEW National Marine Monument on the Chamorro Carolinian Language Policy Comission Filming on June 3rd 2008. 

Links to All Content from June 3rd 2008 Filming of the Chamorro Carolinian Language Policy Commission

Part 1 - 8 minutes

 

Concerns from other Regions with proposed Marine National Monuments

From Senator David Vitter

10/23/2007 – Letter to CEQ Chairman James Connaghton, RE: Concerns over the proposed Islands in the Stream Monument

4/21/2008 – Letter to CEQ Chairman Jame Connaughton, RE: Strong objections to the proposed Islands in the Stream Monument 

From Sport and Game Fish Associations

2/5/2008 – Letter to CEQ Chairman James Connaughton, RE: Meeting to discuss the proposed Islands in the Stream Monument

6/10/2008 – Letter to President Bush, RE: Concerns over the development of large MPA’s in Federal waters

From the Coastal Conservation Association

4/10/2008 – Letter to CEQ Chairman James Connaughton, RE: Concerns about the Islands in the Stream proposal