Zoning Extends its Boundaries

A Massachusetts task force will recommend zoning as a way to oversee and manage coastal water uses.
March 24, 2004, 11am PST | Erin Clark
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Zoning laws may soon apply to the ocean as well as private land. "The proposal would set rules governing competing uses of the sea, such as wind farming and fishing, and identify critical areas such as fish spawning regions that may need outright protection. Although short on specifics, the report is one of the first attempts by any state to coordinate the often jumbled management of state waters, which generally extend 3 miles from the US shoreline."

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Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 in The Boston Globe
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