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Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker-traffic risk to orcas

12/26/2004: Pacific Northwest Magazine
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082404       whalewatchxx       A transient orca breeches while feeding off of Stuart Island as whale watchers from Canada get their money’s worth.

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In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the tribes argue that the Coast Guard has failed to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service over the impact on killer whales of the tanker traffic it regulates.

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