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In rare move, Trump administration lawyers defend Obama NMon declaration in court

The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama’s 2016 action to protect underwater areas in the Atlantic Ocean.


In a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this week, the Justice Department said the federal court system has no authority to decide whether Obama acted lawfully when he created a massive underwater national monument off the coast of New England.


http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/383707-trump-attorneys-defend-obamas-atlantic-ocean-protections

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