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Commissioners oppose National Marine Sanctuary off southern Oregon coast

Modified: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014

NEWPORT — Just in case a National Marine Sanctuary is ever nominated to be established off the southern Oregon coast, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners are on the record as opposing it.

The board agreed Wednesday that it opposes “nomination, designation and creation of a proposed federally protected marine sanctuary,” and would vote on a revised resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting.

Robert Bailey, a retired member of the state’s Land Conservation and Development Commission, earlier this year nominated some 1,340 square miles ranging from south of Bandon to the Rogue River Reef near Gold Beach, and westward 33 miles.

Bailey later withdrew his submission, but plans to hold more public meetings with proponents of the sanctuary and possibly nominate it again later this year.

For the complete article see the 08-01-2014 issue.

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