The Obama administration (you know, the one that didn’t lie us into invading Iraq?) released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into action. It sounds like a bunch of bureaucratic glad-handing, but it’s got to better than the Blue Skies Initiative….
The plan focuses on improving coordination to speed federal permitting decisions; better managing ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources; developing and disseminating scientific information that local communities, industries and decision-makers can use; and collaborating more effectively with state, tribal and local partners, marine industries and other stakeholders. Got a couple hours to kill? Here’s the implementation plan.