The White House has announced that it wants to keep certain tracking devices from being used in federal government, despite them being banned in several states.
According to the National Review, the new policy will prevent NOAA from releasing the tracking devices that were in place before the 2016 election.
The move comes just days after the Trump administration released a new “National Strategy for Marine and Coastal Security” that specifically states that all tracking devices are banned.
The National Strategy for National Security, released by the Trump Administration, said that “government agencies and private organizations have been able to monitor, track, and harvest marine and coastal organisms and data for over 50 years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has been tasked with developing a new approach to tracking marine and shorebird species and using the data to enhance our national security.”
The Trump administration is expected to announce a new version of its National Strategy later this month, according to the publication.
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