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MS Ocean and Coastal Resources 1979-1996 3 boxes

Arranged alphabetically. Records in this subseries document Congress' struggle over the leasing of offshore tracts for oil and gas drilling, and a national debate on the funding of coastal zone management programs. Some files on Georges Bank, a highly productive fishing area off the coast of Maine, are found in this subseries. Other files related to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine may be found in the Commerce subseries, under the Fisheries category.
Records include reports from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior on undeveloped coastal barriers, regulation reports from the General Accounting Office concerning the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and background material on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (S. 1018, 1982). This act, designed to protect and conserve fish and wildlife resources, was co-sponsored by Senator Cohen and signed into law in October, 1982.

Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2014. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.

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