Federal Court Rejects Bush Navy Sonar Exemption

“The Navy doesn’t need to harm whales to train effectively with sonar.
By following the carefully crafted measures ordered by the court, the Navy can  conduct its exercises without imperiling marine mammals.”

- Joel Reynolds, Director, Marine Mammal Protection Project, NRDC

Humpback Whale off central California coast. Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
Humpback Whale off central California coast. Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Whale Watch.

February 5, 2008  Los Angeles, California  – The National Resources Defense Council reports that on February 4, 2008, “a federal court struck down a waiver issued by the White House purporting to exempt the U.S. Navy from complying with a bedrock environmental law during sonar training exercises off southern California. [ See Earthfiles More Information below.]

 

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