Chris Eaton, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “This administration has been acting as if the Deepwater Horizon disaster had no effect on the Gulf. We hope this long-overdue assessment will inject some accurate facts and science into the government’s offshore drilling decisions.”
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Colin O'Brien, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: "The case will have powerful consequences in Shasta County."
Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: “The problem right now is there’s no plan at all. There are just these internal drafts. We’re going to take a close look at the plan if we can get it out the door because we don’t think that tentative measures are what’s needed at this time.”
David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “In January of this year alone, longliners fishing for tuna killed one false killer whale and inflicted life-threatening injuries to another, exceeding in only one month the level of fishing-related harm the species can withstand in an entire year. Increasing the catch limit for bigeye tuna also increases the number of non-target animals the fishery kills.”