marine mammals

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…

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…

Court Orders U.S. Navy to Limit Sonar, Monitor for Whales

Court Orders U.S. Navy to Limit Sonar, Monitor for Whales

LOS ANGELES, California, January 3, 2008 (ENS) – A federal court in California has imposed a 12 nautical mile no-sonar exclusion zone along the California coast to protect whales and other marine mammals from mid-frequency sonar used by the U.S. Navy during training exercises. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today…

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…