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Vol. 14, No. 49 Week of December 06, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Beluga territory

NMFS designates 3,016 square miles of CI beluga whale critical habitat

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

While controversy has reigned over the National Marine Fisheries Service October 2008 listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the Endangered Species Act, NMFS has moved ahead with making a determination of the whale’s critical habitat, a determination that is a legal requirement under the ESA.....

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