Senate Democrats Condemn Right Whale to Extinction

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Statement from Endangered Species Coalition Executive Director, Leda Huta on the right whale policy rider added by Senate Democrats to the omnibus funding budget.

In a gift to a dying Maine lobster industry, Senate Democrats led by Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy condemned North Atlantic right whales to more entanglements with fishing gear, more prolonged suffering, and likely extinction. In the midst of a biodiversity crisis, this betrayal and backroom dealing is particularly horrific. Senators Schumer and Leahy should be more concerned with the world we are leaving our children than with whatever political deal they dragged the country into.”

Leda Huta, Executive Director Endangered Species Coalition

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