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It was announced today that the Governor signed into law the Oceans Act of 2008. According to the Governor’s office the legislation “will require Massachusetts to develop a first-in-the-nation comprehensive plan to manage development in its state waters, balancing natural resource preservation with traditional and new uses, including renewable energy.” The law was prompted in part, by a report by the Pew Commission on Oceans in 2003 entitled “America’s Living Oceans.”

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