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The Wrong Way to Save Right Whales? Plan to Slow Ship Speeds Stalls as Agencies Fight

Date: October 21, 2007
Author: Juliet Eilperin
QUOTE: The question of how best to protect right whales -- which got their name as the "right whale" to kill in the heyday of whaling because they floated after being harpooned -- has proved vexing to regulators, since attempts to protect them have economic consequences for powerful political constituencies, including international shipping interests and Maine lobstermen.

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