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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 05:33 AM

Environmentalists: Navy training plan doesn't protect endangered species like blue whales

Source: Associated Press

Environmentalists: Navy training plan doesn't protect endangered species like blue whales
JULIE WATSON Associated Press Writer
3:29 a.m. CST, March 8, 2013

SAN DIEGO (AP) Environmentalists say that a five-year training program proposed by the Navy off the coast of Southern California would ramp up sonar activity and underwater detonations that could pose a threat to endangered marine mammals like the blue whale.

The California Coastal Commission is expected to rule at a hearing in San Diego on Friday on whether more protective measures are needed before the program begins in January and runs through 2019.

In its proposal, the Navy estimates the increased activity would have a negligible impact on marine populations.

"We believe mitigation measures that are highly effective have been in place for years," said Alex Stone, who directs the Navy's program.

The Navy's testing area encompasses 120,000 nautical square miles of the Pacific off the Southern California coast and includes a corridor between the state and Hawaii, among other areas.


Read more: http://www.kspr.com/sns-ap-us-navy-marine-life-20130307,0,391882.story

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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 06:31 AM

1. Arrogance. nt

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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 08:04 AM

2. The Pentagon doesn't care . . .

 

The Pentagon doesn't care about innocent Pakistani children they kill in drone strikes, why should we expect they would care about endangered species? They don't give a damn about the poor and needy in their own country either, or they wouldn't waste our money like it was rain water. They own the whole damn World, and they can prove it any time you want to call them on it.

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