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Activists sue to protect Alaska otters

...could be as few as 2,000, said Brent Plater, a lawyer for the conservation group...made the entire population endangered," Plater said Thursday. Sea otters in the Alaska...under the federal Endangered Species Act, Plater said. In 2000, the conservation group...
Conservationists sue to protect right whales

...spotted since 1996, said lawyer Brent Plater. "The right whale was nearly hunted...but has done nothing to protect them, Plater said. The whales tend to stay in coastal...whales are on the brink of extinction," Plater said.
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 idly by...
Group prepared to sue over right whales

...responsibility to protect this species," said center attorney Brent Plater. "Instead of following through on its promises, the service...Sea where the whales have been sighted summers since 1996, Plater said. The agency declined to do that but instead promised to...
BP had a key role in botched Exxon Valdez cleanup effort

...sickening feeling,? said Zygmunt Plater, who now teaches law at Boston College. The...decisions coming from (BP in) Houston,? Plater said. Alyeska officials were notified within...saying who ran Alyeska in its report. Plater said he now regrets that approach...
Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal

...that these whales recover," said Brent Plater, a lawyer for the conservation group...commercial fishery in the United States. Plater said NMFS has known for years that North...would be helpful to these animals," Plater said. North Pacific right whales were...


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