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Attacks On Whale Science Send Shameful Message

These non-governmental organizations have sent a very clear message to scientists -- those who provide factual information that counters the statements or beliefs of NGOs will be bullied and intimidated to silence our voices. This apparent disregard for truthfulness and scientific facts not only undermines the credibility of these NGOs, but also does a great disservice to other NGOs that respect and effectively use science to affect public policy.
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Humpback Whales Are No Longer 'Threatened' and it Has Nothing to Do With Pipelines

When the announcement was made that humpback whales would no longer be protected as a "threatened" species in Canada, the public was furious. To many, this represented positive proof that the federal government would do anything to promote the Northern Gateway pipeline -- including meddling with the protection of humpback whales to get them out of the way of development. Our government has a lot to answer for in the area of environmental management, but the outcry in this case is misguided.
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Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand In Way Of Pipeline: Lawsuit

Not even a month has passed since the federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) released its official report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, pending the fulfillment of 209 conditions. Yet already two separate suits have been filed against the integrity of the report, with groups requesting that the federal cabinet delay a final decision on the pipeline project until the Federal Court of Appeal can assess the complaints.
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Humpbacks At Risk From Oil Spills

VANCOUVER - After a five-year delay, the federal government has published a final recovery strategy for humpback whales off the West Coast that recognizes shipping traffic and toxic spills as threats...