Wildlife Protection

U.S. Trusting Oil Companies to Safeguard Arctic Wildlife

U.S. Trusting Oil Companies to Safeguard Arctic Wildlife Industry Permit Plans Not Subjected to Required Peer-Review or Monitoring Washington, DC — Federal agencies issued permits for oil exploration in vast areas of the Arctic Ocean without verifying industry claims...

Bowhead Whale Imperiled by Arctic Drilling Plans

Scientific Warnings on Oil Spills and Seismic Noise Disregarded to Speed Lease Sales Washington, DC —The effects of oil spills, seismic blasts and other disturbances flowing from huge federal offshore oil lease sales in the Arctic put the highly endangered bowhead...

Lawsuit to Force Florida Manatee Oversight Record Release

Lawsuit to Force Florida Manatee Oversight Record Release Boating Speed Limits, Warning Signs and Swim-With Harassment at Issue Washington, DC — Even as it seeks to downgrade protections for the endangered Florida manatee, the Bush administration is withholding...

WHITE HOUSE BLOCKS SEA SPEED LIMITS FOR SAVING WHALES

Washington, DC — A proposed plan for ship speed limits in order to protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is being held up by White House officials due to opposition by foreign shipping interests, according to Public Employees for Environmental...

Florida’s New Manatee Plan Still Falls Far Short

Florida’s New Manatee Plan Still Falls Far Short Second Attempt to Justify Reduced Manatee Protections Has Gaping Holes Washington, DC — After its initial plan was widely panned, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying a second time to justify...