The Washington Post ran an exclusive article this week reporting that President Obama is about to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument purportedly creating the world's largest marine sanctuary.
Per the article:
Under the proposal, according to two independent analyses, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would be expanded from almost 87,000 square miles to nearly 782,000 square miles — all of it adjacent to seven islands and atolls controlled by the United States. The designation would include waters up to 200 nautical miles offshore from the territories.
There is an existing Pacific Remote Islands National Monument that was created by President Bush. His proclamation invoked the Antiquities Act to create the monument. I expect the current one invoked the same authority.
More after the proclamation hits the streets.