Tell NOAA: Protect Hudson Canyon from oil, gas, and mineral exploration
Dear NOAA Administrator Spinrad,
I am writing to express strong support for your decision to initiate the designation of a new National Marine Sanctuary to protect the Hudson Canyon in the New York Bight. The proposed sanctuary, located offshore about 100 miles southeast of the Statue of Liberty, would encompass an ecologically rich area near the most populated coastline along the United States.
I urge you to begin the public process in order to designate a new National Marine Sanctuary in Hudson Canyon as soon as possible and to designate the sanctuary so that the canyon is permanently protected from oil, gas, and mineral exploration and extraction.