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Executive order creates uncertainty for National Marine Sanctuary on Lakeshore

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) – Manitowoc’s mayor is concerned about the future of a proposed National Marine Sanctuary after an executive order just signed  by President Trump. That order aimed at offshore drilling, now prevents the U.S. government from naming new marine sanctuaries.

For a decade efforts have been ongoing on the Lakeshore to federally recognize and protect the shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Now Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels says all that work has been put on hold.  Read more…