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Monday, July 11, 2005
Bloglines - Coast Guard Blocks Right Whale Safety Steps; Commandant Spurns NOAA Pleas for Voluntary Advisory Urging Caution (Environmental Media Services)
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Washington, DC — Citing unspecified “national security” concerns, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard is refusing to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, according to an exchange of letters released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). This June, the Coast Guard again rebuffed requests to issue an advisory warning ship captains to slow to 12