Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Bush Administration seeks to scale back whale protections
The Washington Post reported last week that the Bush Administration is proposing to scale back zones for endangered whales in the Atlantic Ocean.
Only 300 right whales are thought to still exist and their numbers have been further reduced by fatal collisions with large ships. According to the article, the proposal to remove of the protections yields to concerns from shipping companies' concerns about new speed limits for ships in these areas.
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