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In wake of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 25th anniversary, local leaders remember the fight

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The establishment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 25 years ago benefited wildlife, such as the brown pelicans.

Vern Fisher — Monterey Herald
Sep 11 2017

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When Leon Panetta and a bipartisan coalition in Congress established the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 25 years ago, it protected the large swath of the Pacific Ocean off the Central Coast from oil and gas exploration while solidifying decades of conservation efforts into federal law.