US, Chile to announce new marine sanctuaries at conference

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in Emmitsburg, Md. The White House is expected to announce Monday, Oct. 5, the designation of two new marine sanctuaries in the tidal waters of Maryland and Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan, the first chosen in 15 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Barack Obama will declare new marine sanctuaries in the tidal waters of Maryland and Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Monday, while Chile is expected to block off a more than 200,000 square miles of sea from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration in an area of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island.

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