Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bush sets sail on marine conservation plan. Will it be enough to rescue the minnow's legacy?

From NPR's All Things Considered:

"The Bush administration is considering launching one of the biggest conservation programs in U.S. history.

"If implemented, President George W. Bush could, with the stroke of a pen, protect vast stretches of U.S. territorial waters from fishing, oil exploration and other forms of commercial development. The initiative could also create some of the largest marine reserves in the world — far larger than national parks like Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon."

While I applaud this effort, and whole heartedly support its undertaking, I feel like I'm going to have to swallow an awful lot of that clear blue ocean water to get the bad taste of the timing of this move out of my mouth. Too bad. It could have been so different. Another lesson in brand mis-management.

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