whales

Study: Urgent Intervention Needed To Save Right Whales

For Immediate Release: Jun 24, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 PEER calls for Fisheries Agency to Take Decisive Action Washington, DC — A new study published last week underscores the urgency of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking decisive...

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...

CANADA ADVANCES RIGHT WHALE PROTECTIONS WHILE U.S. STALLS

Washington, DC — Canada is moving ahead with important new protections to prevent further deaths of highly endangered North Atlantic right whales from ship strikes, the leading cause of mortality. At the same time, the White House is sitting on a plan developed...

WHITE HOUSE WAITING GAME ON WHALE SAFEGUARDS

Washington, DC — White House officials are blocking vital, long-overdue rules to protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale from ship strikes, the leading cause of mortality, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)....