16 U.S.C. § 1221 - Congressional declaration of policy

Cite as:16 U.S.C. § 1221
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-158 (08/14/2020)

Congress finds and declares that many estuaries in the United States are rich in a variety of natural, commercial, and other resources, including environmental natural beauty, and are of immediate and potential value to the present and future generations of Americans. It is therefore the purpose of this chapter to provide a means for considering the need to protect, conserve, and restore these estuaries in a manner that adequately and reasonably maintains a balance between the national need for such protection in the interest of conserving the natural resources and natural beauty of the Nation and the need...

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