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Tag: Rice's whale

Rice's Whale. Alabama News
Tuberville on Rice’s whale regulation: ‘Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go’

There’s still a “long way to go” on whether the federal government will ultimately designate a critical habitat area for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico, according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Federal agency rejects 10-knot speed limit request to protect Rice’s whales in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rejected a petition from environmental groups on Friday to establish a 10-knot speed limit in the Gulf of Mexico that would’ve affected tourism and industry in Alabama.

Tuberville and Britt Alabama News
'Putting a radical leftwing agenda ahead of common sense' — Tuberville, Britt oppose federal rule limiting boat speeds in Gulf of Mexico to protect whales

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) oppose a proposed rule that would establish a 28,000-square-mile Critical Habitat for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico.

Chip Brown Alabama News
'Liberal extremism at its worst' — State Rep. Chip Brown slams proposal to restrict Mobile port's operations to protect endangered whales

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island) is taking aim at “far left environmental advocates” for suggested federal regulations that would force the Port of Mobile to shut down its nighttime operations.