Threatened status for bearded seals nixed
Judge vacates NMFS listing, remands matter back to agency; state, oil industry representatives argued listing was groundless
For Petroleum News
An Alaska federal judge has overturned the 2012 listing of the Beringia population of bearded seals as threatened.
U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline’s July 25 decision cheered state officials and oil industry representatives, who argued the National Marine Fisheries Service had no grounds to ma....
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