New State Bill Would Increase Protections for Orcas
State Senator Kevin Ranker introduced the whale measure as part of his broader Salish Sea Protection package.
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State Senator Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) introduced his Orca Protection Act, part of a broader Salish Sea Protection Package, earlier this month in committee. The bill would tackle the biggest threats to the endangered whales: toxins, lack of food, and noise pollution from boats.