New Federal Effort Launched to Protect Caribbean Reefs
Author: Joy Blackburn
Source: Virgin Islands Daily News
January 9, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched an interagency initiative to protect coral reefs off the shores of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The newly formed Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group, comprising representatives from a number of federal and local agencies, plans to take comments from the public during a meeting next month.
The Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group was formed to coordinate efforts to protect coral reefs in a way that uses resources wisely, according to a statement the EPA released Tuesday.
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