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Makah Nation effort on whale hunt seen as long shot

The Makah Nation of Washington wants Congress to clear the way for its controversial whale hunt but support doesn't seem to be there, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

The tribe's right to hunt whale has been upheld by the courts. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Marine Mammal Protection Act limited the tribe's treaty.

So the tribe is seeking an administrative waiver for the hunt and has approached members of Congress about changing the law. However, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), probably won't support the effort, and environmental groups are prepared to fight.

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Makah try long shot: asking Congress to allow whale hunts (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3/21)

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