|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Rep. Millett Applauds Parnell Administration for Challenging Beluga ESA Listing
Posted: June 4, 2010
(Anchorage) - Today's decision by the Parnell Administration to sue the federal government over its decision listing Cook Inlet beluga whales as endangered under the Endangered Species Act was applauded by Representative Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage.
The numbers speak for themselves. The number of belugas increased four percent a year from 2005 to 2009.
"The numbers speak for themselves," Millett said. "The number of belugas increased four percent a year from 2005 to 2009. The National Marine Fisheries Service appears to have ignored the facts presented by the state against an endangered listing, so taking the federal government to court is our only chance to reverse a poor decision."
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