Canada Eyes Killer Whale Protections Overlooked in Pipeline Plan

Sept. 6, 2018, 7:25 PM

Canada is proposing to expand protections for endangered killer whales after the federal government failed to consider their plight when approving the embattled expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada asked Canadians to submit views Sept. 5 on proposed changes to a recovery plan for the northern and southern resident killer whales, which live off the coast of British Columbia.

The proposal was released just as several environmental groups launched a legal challenge seeking a federal order to protect the southern resident killer whale. The proposal also came less than a week after the Federal ...

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