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The HSUS, et al. v. Gutierrez, et al. (Atlantic whales)


Federal court action under the Administrative Procedure Act seeking to compel the National Marine Fisheries Service to issue regulations protecting three endangered whale species from entanglement in fishing gear. The agency missed a Marine Mammal Protection Act-mandated deadline to issue the regulations by 17 months.


 

Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): The Humane Society of the United States and The Ocean Conservancy
Defendant: NOAA Fisheries
HSUS Counsel: Sarah Uhlemann and Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel: none
Status: Completed