FWS issues new Chukchi wildlife rule
New federal regulations regarding disturbance of walrus, polar bears for oil and gas explorers in Chukchi Sea go into effect
On June 11 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final rule authorizing unintentional, passive and short-term disturbance of polar bears and Pacific walrus in the Chukchi Sea and the adjacent coastline during oil and gas exploration. The rule specifies mitigation measures that operators need t....
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