The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab


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It’s not enough that the White House is moving to lock up hundreds of millions of acres of land in the name of environmental protection. The Obama administration’s neon green radicals are also training their sights on the deep blue seas. The president’s grabby-handed bureaucrats have been empowered through executive order to seize unprecedented control from states and localities over “conservation, economic activity, user conflict and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes.”_

Democrats have tried and failed to pass “comprehensive” federal oceans management legislation five years in a row. The so-called “Oceans 21″ bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sam Farr of California, went nowhere fast. Among the top reasons: bipartisan concerns about the economic impact of closing off widespread access to recreational fishing. The bill also would have handed environmentalists another punitive litigation weapon under the guise of “ecosystem management.” Instead of accepting defeat, the green lobby simply circumvented the legislative process altogether.

In late July, President Obama established a behemoth 27-member “National Ocean Council” with the stroke of a pen. Farr gloated: “We already have a Clean Air Act and a Clean Water Act. With today’s executive order, President Obama in effect creates a Clean Ocean Act.” And not a single hearing needed to be held. Not a single amendment considered. Not a single vote cast. Who gives a flying fish about transparency and the deliberative process? The oceans are dying!

The panel will have the power to implement “coastal and marine spatial plans” and to ensure that all executive agencies, departments and offices abide by their determinations. The panel has also been granted authority to establish regional advisory committees that overlap with existing regional and local authorities governing marine and coastal planning.

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  • Bill Carr

    This President and his adminstration want to take over the water and northwest land so government will own and have access to all the oil underground.

  • Cuban Refugee

    We have become protagonists in a farce — don't you half-expect to see Rufus T. Firefly(played by the hilarious, capitalist Marx) addressing the citizens of Freedonia to announce the latest Green scheme? What a motley cast of characters is running our lives with their stale radical ideas, their arbitrary rules, their whimsical mandates, their embarrassing inefficiency, and their single-pointed objective: to destroy the United States of America from within. This disaster of a movie is being panned by the critics; with any luck for the audience, it will be a major flop at the box office.

  • mba nj

    As a parent I have seen other children off their meds who run around and create havoc to try and distract everyone from observing that they are not ready to play with their inappropriate uniform. This usurper who does not belong the field of play has brought on other unqualified individuals, and I define unqualified to equate to "ready to play by the same rules to keep the field from burning after we leave". This destructive mentality is so blatant in all he does, and it matches the same evil about forcing the health care plan into law without the details being worked out. His theme of "we will see" is what an evil person would say just after stabbing you and taking your possessions. Remove this sludge from our government and take the other puss filled contaminants with him. Impeach the lot and jail as many as appropriate for their complicity in breaking established American laws.

  • V. Hoet

    It would not surprise me if the Govt claims all the waters within 20 miles of shore is ZONED as commercial waters, requiring every single water craft including canoes , row boats, etc. to pay a USAGE FEE, TAX, AND REGISTRATION. Paddle boats will be exempt because of their GREEN STATUS…, omg.

    UN REAL! Where is our pre-ww2 America? When men had courage and common sense. Today, all we know about is Hollywood types, and Starbucks special of the day.

  • badaboo

    Micheller you had better get a grip on REALITY , the Oceans 21 bill , is NOT what you hysterically state , and was introduced by 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans :

    First introduced in the 108th Congress to begin a national dialogue on America's coasts and oceans, the bill has now been revised based on input from the oceans and fishing communities.

    The legislation would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. This federal agency was created in 1970 by executive order of President Richard Nixon, but it has never been authorized by Congress. Its many programs are often underfunded.

    Get it RIGHT Ms. Malkin

    • astra

      Go F*** (fish) Yourself!

      While you still can!

      (

      • badaboo

        Brilliant ! astra , and that is just about the extent of your intellect . Why dont you go where you've never been before ….and actually R-E-A-D the Ocean's 21 Bill .

  • welldoneson

    NOAA has come a LONG way down from what it was ever supposed to be when created.

    NOAA climate data has been shown to be utter lies. Their satellites were recording temperatures over 400 degrees fahrenheit on the surface of the Great Lakes.
    Wow, that's hot!
    Yet NOAA included those readings in their averaging of recent temperatures.
    Only when actual science-oriented scientists pointed out the problem did NOAA take all post-2005 data off the table. Turns out that's when the satellites began to malfunction.
    Turns out NOAA knew it.
    Knew it damn well.
    Quote NOAA all you want, real climate scientists know the Earth is heading into a normal, expected, and VERY precedented cooling spell, always accompanied by a wandering jet stream that brings cool air where we're used to it being warm, and warm air where we're used to it being cool. Those blaming man's CO2 are crooked, gov't funded liars.

  • badaboo

    yea , all lies ! all of it !! it's a damn MARXIST CONSPIRACY it is !!

    Damn GUVMINT LIARS !!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Very fishy circumstances, Obama out to deep six
    America and drive us off the land and what,
    drown us in the Ocean if debt doesn't work?
    ………………………William

  • badaboo

    yea man , everybody better have a life jack and a rowboat …with big oars , you know after we get driven into the sea .

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  • http://godsgang1.org Jenny W

    When are these guys going to ACTUALLY do something about issues like the oceans,… better policies may have avoided the whole mess in the Gulf last year.