The North Atlantic right whale is already one of the most endangered whales on the planet. There are only 500 of them left, and with 17 unprecedented deaths recorded in 2017, scientists believe their numbers are declining. Now, a dangerous bill known as the SEA Act could soon undermine important protections and make it easier to harass—and potentially kill—marine mammals and other marine species.
The SEA Act could soon reach the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. If it passes, the bill would gut core provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and fast‐track seismic airgun surveys and other activities in the ocean that can harm marine mammals. This is a serious threat to vulnerable species like the North Atlantic right whale.
Your help is needed now to protect our wildlife and wild places in a moment of crisis. Together, we must oppose this effort to weaken our environmental safeguards and remove protections for wildlife in order to expedite a push for oil and gas exploitation. Tell your legislators today: Vote ‘”NO” on the SEA Act.