Whale and Dolphin Conservation v. National Marine Fisheries Service

ELR Citation: 51 ELR 20195
No(s). 21-cv-112 (APM) (D.D.C. Nov 10, 2021) (Mehta, J.)

A district court granted in part and denied in part NMFS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking an expansion of the Service's 2008 Vessel Speed Rule to protect North Atlantic right whales. Conservation groups argued NMFS had unreasonably delayed its response to the groups' 2012 and 2020 petitions to e...

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