“Prince of Whales” Can Continue ESA Suit Against Massachusetts

Self-titled activist the “Prince of Whales,” Richard Maximus “Max” Strahan, may continue his Endangered Species Act lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts, a federal judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs violates the Endangered Species Act by requiring lobster fishermen to use a type of gear (vertical buoy ropes) that may harm and kill endangered right whales.