13 Nov '17, 6pm

Congress: Biggest Attack on Marine Mammals in Decades

Congress: Biggest Attack on Marine Mammals in Decades

Congress: Biggest Attack on Marine Mammals in Decades By Michael Jasny On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee passed a bill, called the "SECURE American Energy Act" (H.R. 4239 ), that can only be described as an oil industry wish-list. The bill's purpose is to mow down environmental concerns that stand in the way of the complete exploitation of fossil fuels in this country. For the oceans, this would mean an end to national monument designation and to some of those pesky safety regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater spill, among other things . And although it hasn't received much attention—yet—one late addition to the bill targets marine mammals in a very big way. H.R. 4239 would eviscerate one of the core provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the law that for more than 45 years has been the bulwark of conservation for many of o...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/biggest-attack-marine-mammals-25...

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