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Navy Wins, Whales Lose U.S. Supreme Court Sonar Case

Navy Wins, Whales Lose U.S. Supreme Court Sonar Case

WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today lifted restrictions on the Navy’s use of sonar off the coast of California, handing a defeat to environmentalists who say the limits are needed to protect whales and dolphins. The court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that a lower court judge had wrongly…

Navy Sonar v. Whales Argued in U.S. Supreme Court

Navy Sonar v. Whales Argued in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today waded into a dispute between the U.S. military and environmentalists and appeared closely divided over whether a federal judge had the authority to force the Navy to restrict sonar training exercises off the coast of California in order to minimize harm to whales…

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Navy Sonar Harm to Whales

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Navy Sonar Harm to Whales

WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today accepted a request by the U.S. Navy that the court review a series of lower court rulings that restrict the Navy’s use of loud sonar blasts in submarine detection training exercises off the coast of Southern California. The Navy, in its official environmental…

U.S. Navy, Conservationists Reach $16 Million Sonar Settlement

U.S. Navy, Conservationists Reach $16 Million Sonar Settlement

LOS ANGELES, California, January 5, 2009 (ENS) – After years of litigation, the U.S. Navy and marine mammal conservation groups have reached a settlement agreement to resolve a worldwide challenge to the Navy’s testing and training with mid-frequency active sonar. The settlement agreed on December 27 resolves a lawsuit filed in 2005 by five groups…