Portland, Maine A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England.
President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument -- the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument -- is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains.
The creation of the monument closed the area to most commerci
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