mammal protection act

Navy Allowed to Kill Whales in Hawaii During Sonar Training

Navy Allowed to Kill Whales in Hawaii During Sonar Training

WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2009 (ENS) – The federal government today issued authorization to the U.S. Navy to impact whales and dolphins while conducting sonar training exercises around the main Hawaiian Islands for the next five years. The letter of authorization and accompanying rules allow for injury or death of up to 10 animals of…

Lawsuit Filed to Block Loud Oil Exploration in Arctic Seas

Lawsuit Filed to Block Loud Oil Exploration in Arctic Seas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 7, 2008 (ENS) – Alaska Natives and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Anchorage Monday to stop noisy oil and gas exploration planned for this summer in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas above the Arctic Circle. Seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent seismic surveying in the Arctic Ocean,…