Congressional Forum Asserts Value of Local Marine Sanctuaries, Threatened by Trump

Aug 23, 2017

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and former Rep. Lynn Woolsey at a Congressional forum in Sausalito on August 23. They were discussing President Trump's executive order which could remove protections for Northern California coastal areas.
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

This morning in Sausalito, Representative  Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) convened  a packed meeting that had the look and feel of a Congressional hearing. Several hundred people listened to politicians and ocean activists discuss President Trump’s threat to make local marine sanctuaries, vastly expanded by President Obama, shrink by about half. This would remove protections against drilling and mining that a bipartisan group of leaders has long agreed were important. Reporter Steve Mencher was there.