Hawaii humpback whale sanctuary won’t be expanded

HONOLULU (AP) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it’s abandoning the idea of expanding a national marine sanctuary around Hawaii.

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Acting Director John Armor said in a statement Tuesday the agency is withdrawing its proposal after listening to input from the community and the state of Hawaii.

The agency had proposed expanding the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to cover the ecosystem instead of a...

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