Lawsuit Alleges that Federal Government is Failing to Protect Right Whales from Destruction

A coalition of environmental groups filed the suit in US District Court in Washington, D.C., against officials from the Commerce Department and National Marine Fisheries Service.

The law suit claims that the federal government must do more to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from getting tangled up in lobster gear, a leading cause of death for the rapidly declining mammals.

Click here for an article discussing this lawsuit.


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