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house Bill H.R. 182

Should the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission be Reauthorized Through September 25, 2029?

Argument in favor

The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission is an important avenue for citizen involvement in Cape Cod’s management. It should be reauthorized to ensure that Cape Cod residents have a say in how the area they live in is used for commercial and recreational purposes, as well as how it’s preserved and protected for future generations.

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11/21/2019
Yes! Residents of the shore know better than rich investors how to preserve the area and benefit families.
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11/20/2019
Regardless of the deniers climate change is real. There will be major changes in the future on all coast lines whether ocean, river, or just the water table. The weather will also be more sever.
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11/20/2019
Is it okay for a sitting president to ask a foreign government to investigate a political rival for personal gain, in return for aid already approved by Congress.? Our founding fathers didn’t think so and planned for it. David Holmes, testified that Ukrainian officials “came to understand what was required” in order to get military assistance and a meeting with trump. Issued pardons for two soldiers being tried for war crimes and returned rank to a soldier who took a selfie with a dead body. U.S. ambassador to Ukraine felt threatened by trumps remarks and was threatened by trump while testifying. Long time friend and confidant of trump Roger Stone, found guilty of lying and witness tampering. trump has asked the Supreme Court to keep his taxes hidden, so no more separation of powers anymore either? trump sought status of Ukraine investigations showing aid was depended on the investigations themselves. trump complains that witnesses all speak from 2nd and 3rd hand knowledge yet ordered Mulvaney not to testify. Laura Cooper testified that the Pentagon sought clarification from the trump administration about the hold up of the Ukraine aide and received none. A second person has said they reported sexual misconduct involving a former doctor who’s been accused of sexually abusing nearly 300 men over a 17-year period to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his staff felt they would not get the millions of dollars in aid money without publicly committing to launch the investigations Trump wanted. Senior trump administration officials considered resigning en masse in a ‘midnight self massacre’. State Department official says Giuliani was engaged in a campaign ‘full of lies and incorrect information’ about former ambassador. trump to pay $2 million for charity foundation misuse. trump wanted attorney general Barr to hold a news conference saying the president broke no laws on Ukraine call. White House official who heard trumps call with Ukraine president was told to keep quite. White House lawyer moved transcript of trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser raised alarms. He has politicized our national security and has chosen Putin and other dictators over our own congress and security agencies. “I stated to Amb. Sondland that his statements were inappropriate, that the request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security, and that such investigations were not something the NSC was going to get involved in or push,” Vindman adds. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council is testifying that trump demanded that a foreign government investigate an American citizen in exchange for Congresses approved aide. Just reached a $984 billion deficit while he lines his pockets with our tax dollars and foreign money at his resorts. $400 million in aide money was withheld from Ukraine back in August and Ukrainian leaders were told it was not red tape, that they needed to talk to Chief of Staff Mulvaney to resolve it and make a CNN statement about Biden in order to receive said aide. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, is running a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvents U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit President trump. Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. Look them up. North Korea just tested a submarine launched missile. Deserted our Kurdish allies who have been fighting ISIS with us and now are being slaughtered. All because he has a tower in Istanbul. “The Americans betrayed us. We do not trust them anymore,” she added. These used to be our Kurdish allies that stood against ISIS. He is refusing to comply with the law. He is using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for political favors in order to sway the 20/20 election. He is acting like a criminal and threatening the life of the whistleblower. Mr. America first is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. He is blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. He has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. He invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. He is a #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. He has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. He took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. He has privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. He is pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. He took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. He thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. He is host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Again our tax dollars paying him directly. He taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. He was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. This year the richest of us payed less in taxes than the rest of us. He is destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). He made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. He bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. He is refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. He is attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. He thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. He has: Obstructed Justice. Is profiting from the Presidency. Colluded - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocated political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a crime sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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Argument opposed

The Trump administration has objected to the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission’s continued existence for two reasons. First, it argues — rightly — that this commission exerts an unusually high level of control over land use. Second, it notes that the commission’s current scope is too broad in general. Both these issues should be addressed before the commission’s reauthorization is considered.

James's Opinion
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11/20/2019
It’s only a National Seashore in order to accommodate the Kennedys! All those rich lefties living out there? Surround all of it with huge white loud wind turbines!
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11/21/2019
Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea a lot, but it should be for the state of Massachusetts to handle. We can’t have the federal government making state-wide programs.
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11/20/2019
If it expired and hasn’t been renewed before it expired, then the case for it not to be renewed is stronger than renewing it.
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
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      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019

What is House Bill H.R. 182?

This bill — the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Reauthorization Act — would extend the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission through September 25, 2029. The Advisory Commission expired under current law on September 26, 2018.

Impact

Massachusetts; Cape Code; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission; National Park Service; and the Interior Secretary.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 182

The CBO estimates that implementing this bill would cost less than $500,000 to maintain the commission through FY2028.

More Information

In-DepthSponsoring Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) reintroduced this bill from the 115th Congress to reauthorize the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission for 10 years. Rep. Keating says this bill is “overdue,” and that it’s “something that’s really critical right now” to give the six communities whose boundaries include the National Seashore a say in land development, protection of natural resources, and other issues. He adds

“Created by President Kennedy, the Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the crown jewels of my district. Today I am again honored to play a role in continuing President Kennedy’s work with this legislation. By reauthorizing the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, the communities of the Outer Cape will retain their voice in the seashore policies that directly impact them. I will keep fighting for the commission so that they can get back to their important work.”

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), sponsor of this bill’s Senate companion, says

“National parks are known as one of America’s best ideas. I will continue to fight so that the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission can continue as it has been to inspire the millions of visitors it welcomes every year.”

Richard Delaney, president of the Center for Coastal Studies and federally appointed chairman of the advisory commission, says this legislation is “critically important.” He notes that the commission hasn’t met for over a year now since its previous authorization ran out on September 26, 2018, and that the commission needs to be re-established to confront an array of management issues on the Cape Cod National Seashore. These issues include sharks, the use of drones and electric bicycles, erosion, and sea level rise.

Delaney testified in favor of this bill at a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks meeting: 

“[This bill] would simply reauthorize the Cape Cod National Seashore for another ten years and allow [the commission] to exist. It’s a necessary step. Congressman Keating has been terrific. He filed the bill early on this year. It’s a commission that’s been in existence for over 60 years. I said to Congress it really was the key to the establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore because frankly, there was a lot of local opposition to a federally run organization that overlays many of the towns here. Hopefully, before too many months go by we have a reauthorized committee and then we’re back to the kind of push and tug with the Department of the Interior about when and how to schedule meetings.”

The Trump administration expressed opposition to this legislation as recently as Spring 2019, when then-National Parks Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith repeated the Dept. of the Interior’s (DOI) recommendation from December 2018 that the commission should either not be reauthorized, or its scope of responsibility should be reduced.

DOI had previously sought to eliminate a clause in the law establishing the Cape Cod National Seashore that requires the Interior Secretary to consult with the commission for permission for commercial uses and establishment of recreational areas.

This legislation unanimously passed the House Committee on Natural Resources. Its Senate companion, sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), has one Senate cosponsor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). 

In February 2019, Sens. Markey and Warren also introduced an amendment on the Senate floor to the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47) which would have reauthorized the commission. However, the resolution wasn’t accepted.

Last Congress, this legislation passed the House by unanimous voice vote, but didn’t receive a Senate vote after the Trump administration objected to parts of the proposed legislation. Its Senate companion, sponsored by Sen. Markey and cosponsored by Sen. Warren, didn’t receive a committee vote. At a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Senate version of this legislation in the 115th Congress, then-National Parks Deputy Director Smith said that if the Senate passed the legislation, it should be with an amendment to reduce the unusual statutory role that the commission has in park management decision-making.


Of NoteThe Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission was established in 1961. It includes representatives from six towns, an appointee by the Massachusetts governor, two people representing the state of Massachusetts, one person representing Barnstable County, and a chairman appointed by the Interior Secretary. The commission provides citizen input to the Interior Secretary about matters related to the Cape Cod National Seashore on issues including permits for commercial use of property in the Seashore to the use of personal watercraft.

Since the Trump administration undertook a review of advisory commissions across the country in 2017, the advisory commission has struggled to receive the federal permission that it needs to hold meetings. Consequently, it has only met three times since 2017 (typically, it meets with the Seashore superintendent four to six times a year).


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Summary by Lorelei Yang

(Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com / KenWiedemann)

AKA

To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

Official Title

To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

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    Yes! Residents of the shore know better than rich investors how to preserve the area and benefit families.
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    It’s only a National Seashore in order to accommodate the Kennedys! All those rich lefties living out there? Surround all of it with huge white loud wind turbines!
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    Is it okay for a sitting president to ask a foreign government to investigate a political rival for personal gain, in return for aid already approved by Congress.? Our founding fathers didn’t think so and planned for it. David Holmes, testified that Ukrainian officials “came to understand what was required” in order to get military assistance and a meeting with trump. Issued pardons for two soldiers being tried for war crimes and returned rank to a soldier who took a selfie with a dead body. U.S. ambassador to Ukraine felt threatened by trumps remarks and was threatened by trump while testifying. Long time friend and confidant of trump Roger Stone, found guilty of lying and witness tampering. trump has asked the Supreme Court to keep his taxes hidden, so no more separation of powers anymore either? trump sought status of Ukraine investigations showing aid was depended on the investigations themselves. trump complains that witnesses all speak from 2nd and 3rd hand knowledge yet ordered Mulvaney not to testify. Laura Cooper testified that the Pentagon sought clarification from the trump administration about the hold up of the Ukraine aide and received none. A second person has said they reported sexual misconduct involving a former doctor who’s been accused of sexually abusing nearly 300 men over a 17-year period to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his staff felt they would not get the millions of dollars in aid money without publicly committing to launch the investigations Trump wanted. Senior trump administration officials considered resigning en masse in a ‘midnight self massacre’. State Department official says Giuliani was engaged in a campaign ‘full of lies and incorrect information’ about former ambassador. trump to pay $2 million for charity foundation misuse. trump wanted attorney general Barr to hold a news conference saying the president broke no laws on Ukraine call. White House official who heard trumps call with Ukraine president was told to keep quite. White House lawyer moved transcript of trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser raised alarms. He has politicized our national security and has chosen Putin and other dictators over our own congress and security agencies. “I stated to Amb. Sondland that his statements were inappropriate, that the request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security, and that such investigations were not something the NSC was going to get involved in or push,” Vindman adds. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council is testifying that trump demanded that a foreign government investigate an American citizen in exchange for Congresses approved aide. Just reached a $984 billion deficit while he lines his pockets with our tax dollars and foreign money at his resorts. $400 million in aide money was withheld from Ukraine back in August and Ukrainian leaders were told it was not red tape, that they needed to talk to Chief of Staff Mulvaney to resolve it and make a CNN statement about Biden in order to receive said aide. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, is running a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvents U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit President trump. Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. Look them up. North Korea just tested a submarine launched missile. Deserted our Kurdish allies who have been fighting ISIS with us and now are being slaughtered. All because he has a tower in Istanbul. “The Americans betrayed us. We do not trust them anymore,” she added. These used to be our Kurdish allies that stood against ISIS. He is refusing to comply with the law. He is using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for political favors in order to sway the 20/20 election. He is acting like a criminal and threatening the life of the whistleblower. Mr. America first is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. He is blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. He has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. He invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. He is a #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. He has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. He took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. He has privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. He is pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. He took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. He thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. He is host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Again our tax dollars paying him directly. He taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. He was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. This year the richest of us payed less in taxes than the rest of us. He is destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). He made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. He bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. He is refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. He is attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. He thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. He has: Obstructed Justice. Is profiting from the Presidency. Colluded - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocated political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a crime sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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    Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea a lot, but it should be for the state of Massachusetts to handle. We can’t have the federal government making state-wide programs.
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    Regardless of the deniers climate change is real. There will be major changes in the future on all coast lines whether ocean, river, or just the water table. The weather will also be more sever.
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    Protect our environment
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    If it expired and hasn’t been renewed before it expired, then the case for it not to be renewed is stronger than renewing it.
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    Protect the shore
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