Judge re­jects fish­er­men’s suit against Obama ocean mon­u­ment

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A fed­eral judge tossed a law­suit Fri­day from a group of fish­ing as­so­ci­a­tions that chal­lenged the creation of an un­der­wa­ter mon­u­ment in the At­lantic Ocean.

The fish­ing groups sued in fed­eral court in Wash­ing­ton against creation of North­east Canyons and Seamounts Ma­rine Na­tional Mon­u­ment by for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama in 2016.

U.S. Dis­trict Judge James Boas­berg granted the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s mo­tion Fri­day to dis­miss the suit. His rul­ing said the groups failed to ad­e­quately ex­plain why the mon­u­ment is too large.

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