US Interior Dept. plans to open protected waters to commercial fishing

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US Interior Dept. plans to open protected waters to commercial fishing

https://www.ecowatch.com/national-monuments-pacific-zinke-2507481725.htm...

More news in capitalism's acceleration of environmental destruction. Now the US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, wants to strip away protection for some protected areas of the Pacific around Hawaii, to allow for commercial fishing trawlers to further deplete the fish population.

For those who haven't been following US environmental politics, this is not long after Zinke proposed shrinking or eliminating 10 protected areas of land (national monuments, which are like national parks only with a stronger level of protection), mostly in the West, in areas where there is considerable oil and gas. The proposal was originally secret BTW.