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Are Ocean Issues a Matter of National Security?

Posted On May 4, 2012 by

Which government agency leader was expressing concern about climate change, melting Arctic ice and the need for the Law of the Sea Treaty? Was your first guess Secretary of Interior? EPA Administrator? NOAA? How about the Secretary of Defense?

At a speech at an Environmental Defense Fund event, Secretary Leon Panetta discussed how several conservation issues (which also happen to be Ocean Conservancy priorities) are also national security issues:

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