Enviros, Navy and NMFS Settle Sonar Case

A federal court entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawai‘i, securing protections for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat. The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that NMFS’s authorization of certain Navy activities involving sonar and explosives violated the marine mammal protection and Endangered Species Act.

This court order is available here.

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