13 Jul 2017

CNMI backs review of National Monument

From , 3:04 pm on 13 July 2017

The Northern Marianas has welcomed a US review of National Monuments, submitting a letter to the Interior Secretary supporting the move this week.

Soon after his inauguration President Trump signed an executive order to review National Monuments that had been created over the past 21 years.

The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument was established in 2009 and prohibits fishing and mining in the area.

The CNMI Governor's Acting Press Secretary Kevin Bautista told Koro Vaka'uta the promised benefits of such a designation had not been seen by the Commonwealth.

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