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Continued: NOAA decides Puget Sound orcas will remain protected under Endangered Species Act

  • Article by: DOUG ESSER , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 2, 2013 - 1:10 PM

"Our argument is the service is cherry picking to list a population of species," Schiff said. "You could take any species, and if you focus on a narrow subset of individuals you could decide they are not doing well and need protection."

Only by narrowing its focus to these three pods can the service say it looks like the population is in trouble, he said.

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