Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Inc.
The mission of the Alliance is to secure permanent protection for Nantucket Sound, the historic body of water that lies between Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The Alliance is seeking federal legislation to permanently protect and preserve Nantucket Sound as well as safeguard traditional uses like fishing and recreation. The bill – the Nantucket Sound National Historic Landmark Act (NSNHLA) – would designate Nantucket Sound a National Historic Landmark to recognize its historic, environmental, and economic values. It would prohibit the federal government from authorizing industrial projects and any activities in the Sound that are inconsistent with protections that exist today under state law. The bill would also provide significant environmental protections to address diminished water quality, coastal erosion, habitat degradation and other climate change effects.