The U.S. Oceans Commission is about to issue it's report -- probably by
the end of this month. Here's an MSNBC piece on it which says the
report will make clear recommendations for stepped up protection of the
seas, but it's doubtful anyone in the Bush Administration will respond.
Leon Panetta, Clinton's Chief of Staff and head of the Pew Oceans
Commission, says, "It's crazy right now how these systems are managed,"
by different agencies and 60 committees in congress. But, "when the
public gets excited about something change takes place," he added. The
public, "needs to get angry," he said, "then and only then" will policy