NRDC Seeks Action On False Killer Whale's Endangered Status

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT) -- The National Resources Defense Council on Tuesday demanded the National Marine Fisheries Service officially determine the endangered status of a Hawaiian whale species, filing suit in Washington federal court after the agency allegedly missed a statutory deadline to make a final ruling.

The environmental group has been calling for the NMFS to protect the dwindling population of the Hawaiian false killer whale since 2009, when it submitted a petition to the agency requesting the animal be added to the federal endangered species list, according to the...
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