USA: Bush Alaskan oil plans threaten endangered whales

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This video is called North Pacific Right Whale.

From WWF:

Drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay threatens endangered whale populations

There may be fewer than 300 North Pacific right whales compared to a pre-whaling population of more than 11,000.

30 May 2007

Anchorage, Alaska, US – Oil and gas drilling in Bristol Bay could threaten the eastern North Pacific right whale, the most endangered whale population in the world, according to a new WWF report released at the 59th meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

A planned lease sale area in Bristol Bay overlaps with critical habitat designated for the eastern North Pacific right, as well as for other endangered cetacean species including bowhead, blue, fin, sei, humpback and sperm whales.

“Offshore oil and gas development in Bristol Bay would be the wrong step for the right whale,” said Margaret Williams…

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