Marco Rubio, Rick Scott urge NOAA to drop proposed right whale protection ruleImage via Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Organized pushback against federal efforts to reduce North Atlantic right whale deaths continues to grow in South Atlantic states as shipping and c...

November 5, 2022
8:26 PM

Organized pushback against federal efforts to reduce North Atlantic right whale deaths continues to grow in South Atlantic states as shipping and charter fishing interests try to stall or stop the implementation of new speed restrictions for vessels of 35 feet or larger. As the days wound down on NOAA Fisheries' public comment period, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott teamed up with fellow Republican Senators from the Carolinas to oppose the new rule. Their main beef with the rule is it alters 'the long-standing and effective navigation safety ‘deviation clause' contained in the current regulations.

Wes Wolfe