Saturday, December 11, 2004

Of cereal and the sea

The new secretary of commerce has been running one of the world's largest breakfast cereal companies. Is he up to speed on the major environmental issues facing the country with respect to the oceans? He needs to be, says The New York Times editorial page, because the Commerce Department oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which is about to propose vast changes in the way we manage our share of the oceans. My previous post, Ocean for sale, raised questions about the nature of those changes.

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