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Oregon coast north of Florence. Photo by Tom Banse.

Oregon coast north of Florence. Photo by Tom Banse.

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Initial Ocean Zoning Maps Hem In Wave Energy Developers

Tom Banse
12/21/2011

You've heard of neighborhood zoning. Now there's a move afoot to zone the ocean. Oregon, Washington state and the federal government all have fledgling plans to coordinate competing ocean uses. Oregon is the first to produce detailed ocean maps, but wave energy developers say Oregon's initial draft leaves them in a watery ghetto. Tom Banse was one of the first reporters to get a look. He has this report.

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