David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We sued them in 2013, and got them to put in common sense changes that they agreed to. Now they are trying to be freed of those, to go back to business as usual. That day has passed."
The Latest On: Oceans
David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “There’s no good reason why they can’t look at alternatives that would involve protection of marine mammal habitats, let’s say around Kauai, where we just had this recent stranding event.”
Paul Achitoff, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “If any of the protections to the Pacific marine monuments are lifted, we will be filing lawsuits, and we expect to win.”
Zack Klyver, Senior Naturalist with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., Earthjustice client: “The idea of opening up the monument to commercial fishing defeats the purpose of having it"
Rebecca Noblin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “NMFS’ own scientists said that overlap analysis shouldn’t be used for this purpose. They can’t point to anywhere in the [biological opinion] that upholds the decision without relying on the overlap analysis.”