Sunday, March 02, 2008

9th Circuit win for marine mammals!

In what is being described as a major victory for marine mammals and environmentalists, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Navy's request for exemption from some important environmental protections, and even strengthened others, such as increasing by ten-fold the distance in which the Navy must shut down its sonar when it spots a whale. The court did allow the Navy a 30-day stay in order to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and to conduct some previously-scheduled March training missions.

Read more in the L.A. Times article by Kenneth R. Weiss here...

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