Kudos to our visiting federal officials: James Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality [CEQ] (a White House advisor); Tim Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere at the Department of Commerce; Lyle Laverty, Assistant Secretary of Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the U.S. Department of Interior; Sean Morton, NOAA official, and others who participated in the public forum Monday, October 20, 2008 at the Fiesta Resort.
Kudos also to our local CNMI government officials who organized the meeting.
For those who want more detail, you can read about how we got this far at Mike Tripp's blog. You can read one view of the monumental meeting at Saipan Writer's blog.
And stay tuned here and at Angelo's blog for more information.
And visit the CEQ's informational website on the proposal for a Marine National Monument here.