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Animals USA19. April 2021

1:0 for Endangered Whales against Oil Corp: Offshore Activity Stopped for 5 Years

A federal court in Alaska, United States, ruled in favor of protecting the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale by restricting oil and gas activities as they are considered harmful to the mammal and other species.

“These little whales have struggled to survive a barrage of man-made hazards, including noise pollution from offshore oil activity. Federal officials must truly commit to saving these incredible animals by phasing out oil drilling in Cook Inlet,” says Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

The National Marine Fisheries Service ruled that oil and gas corporation Hilcorp Alaska failed to comply with many environmental laws and therefore, the company’s authorization for oil and gas offshore activity has been revoked for the next five years.

World Animal News

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