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White House wants comment on replacement to Obama ocean plan


The U.S. government is seeking input about a draft of a new plan to identify ocean research needs following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap former President Barack Obama's ocean policy.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Science and Technology Council has developed the plan. It's called "Science and Technology for America's Oceans."

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the draft plan focuses on understanding the ocean, promoting economic prosperity and ensuring maritime security. It also puts a premium on safeguarding human heal...

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