A group of J-pod orcas are near Friday Harbor in this undated photo by Heather MacIntyre of Maya's Legacy Whale Watching on San Juan Island. Two Northwest Indian tribes are suing the U.S. Coast Guard, saying the agency has failed to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the region.
A group of J-pod orcas are near Friday Harbor in this undated photo by Heather MacIntyre of Maya's Legacy Whale Watching on San Juan Island. Two Northwest Indian tribes are suing the U.S. Coast Guard, saying the agency has failed to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the region. Heather MacIntyre Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
A group of J-pod orcas are near Friday Harbor in this undated photo by Heather MacIntyre of Maya's Legacy Whale Watching on San Juan Island. Two Northwest Indian tribes are suing the U.S. Coast Guard, saying the agency has failed to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the region. Heather MacIntyre Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Northwest tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

April 26, 2017 01:12 PM

UPDATED April 28, 2017 06:03 AM

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