Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oceans Act of 2008

It was announced today that the Governor signed into law the Oceans Act of 2008. According to the Governor's office the legislation "will require Massachusetts to develop a first-in-the-nation comprehensive plan to manage development in its state waters, balancing natural resource preservation with traditional and new uses, including renewable energy." The law was prompted in part, by a report by the Pew Commission on Oceans in 2003 entitled "America's Living Oceans."