William S. Cohen Papers | Senate Materials
on Ocean and Coastal Resources
MS 126.96.36.199.5 Ocean and Coastal Resources 1979-1996 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Records in this subseries document
Congress' struggle over the leasing of offshore tracts for oil and
gas drilling, and a national debate on the funding of coastal zone
management programs. Some files on Georges Bank, a highly productive
fishing area off the coast of Maine, are found in this subseries.
Other files related to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine may be
found in the Commerce subseries, under the Fisheries category.
Records include reports from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior on
undeveloped coastal barriers, regulation reports from the General
Accounting Office concerning the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and
background material on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (S. 1018,
1982). This act, designed to protect and conserve fish and wildlife
resources, was co-sponsored by Senator Cohen and signed into law in
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2014.
Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
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