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Conservationists sue to protect right whales in the southeastern Bering Sea, where an increasing number of whales have been spotted since 1996, said lawyer Brent Plater. "The right whale was nearly hunted to extinction, and so it is our shared responsibility to ensure that this species...
Animal welfare groups seek protection for Alaska sea otters

...endangered species list. "I want the federal government to begin protecting the sea otters from extinction," said Brent Plater, a lawyer for the Center for Biological Diversity in Oakland, Calif. "We are asking the government not to stand...
Group prepared to sue over right whales

...surveys. "The Fisheries Service has abdicated its responsibility to protect this species," said center attorney Brent Plater. "Instead of following through on its promises, the service has actually stopped looking for this species and actively...
Activists sue to protect Alaska otters

...southwest Alaska, where there used to be more than 100,000 sea otters. Now, there could be as few as 2,000, said Brent Plater, a lawyer for the conservation group. In the past 20 years, the decline in the Aleutians could be more than 95 percent...
Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal

...and protect these whales because we simply don't have time to waste to make sure that these whales recover," said Brent Plater, a lawyer for the conservation group. Sheela McLean, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...


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