mitigation measures

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

Article: 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…

Safety Measures Proposed for Soil Fumigant Pesticides

Article: Safety Measures Proposed for Soil Fumigant Pesticides

WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – New draft safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday require that users of these chemicals submit written, site-specific fumigant management plans before fumigations begin. All soil fumigant products will be classified as restricted-use pesticides, to ensure that only specially trained…

North Carolina's New Stormwater Rules Could Be Overturned

Article: North Carolina's New Stormwater Rules Could Be Overturned

RALEIGH, North Carolina, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – A bill to halt the implementation of new stormwater rules was introduced in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week, and a bill is expected to show up in the state Senate shortly. Twelve eastern North Carolina counties hired lobbyist Joe McClees to get the bills…

Bush Exempts Navy From Court Order Protecting Whales

Article: Bush Exempts Navy From Court Order Protecting Whales

WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – In an unprecedented action, President George W. Bush Tuesday overrode a federal court order that requires the U.S. Navy to minimize harm to whales and dolphins during sonar exercises off Southern California. Scientists say the loud blasts of sound emitted by Navy sonar to detect submarines harm and…

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

Article: 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…

Countries Agree to Write New Climate Action Pact

Article: Countries Agree to Write New Climate Action Pact

Success at the UN climate change conference in Bali. (Photo courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 15, 2007 (ENS) – Governments meeting in Bali today agreed to launch negotiations towards a strengthened international climate change pact. The new treaty will be a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end…

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

Article: 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…