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Cabinet rejects request for an emergency order for endangered killer whales

Southern Resident killer whale, J50, looking emaciated in the Salish Sea.

Last week the Canadian federal government announced its refusal to issue an emergency order to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales under the Species at Risk Act, despite the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ recommendation to do so. Misty MacDuffee joined Adam Stirling on CFAX 1070 on Monday, November 5th to discuss these measures…

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Southern Resident killer whales need action, not delay

Chris Darimont close up with the CRFAX 1070 logo floating in the background.

Will Southern Resident killer whales survive the next one hundred years? Is the Federal government willing to finally implement the measures needed to protect and recover killer whales in the Salish Sea? How do Chinook salmon populations, shipping, fishing, whale watching, vessel noise and disturbance in the Salish Sea impact killer whales? Mark Bennae and Adam Stirling asked these questions and more…

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A killer whale emergency

Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side, as seen from the air.

We are requesting an emergency order under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Southern Resident killer whales were recognized as endangered in 2002. Despite this, the Federal Government has taken no action to date to reduce the threats to these whales…

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Smooth Sailing for Oil Tankers?

Oil tanker in BC waters

CounterPunch

Christmas Weekend Edition December 24-26, 2010

By Chris Genovali and Misty MacDuffee

Recently, British Columbia MP (Member of Parliament) Gary Lunn asserted that professionals should be left to decide on oil tanker routes for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project…

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