Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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The U.S. Navy & NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service: Mitigation measures for protecting marine mammals are effective only 9% of the time according to their own documents.
URGENT ACTION ALERT! End The Killing Of Whales & Dolphins by Navy Sonar
MoveOn Petitions – Stop U.S. Navy plans to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm, whales and dolphins, more than 30 million….
U.S. Navy NWTT Draft EIS/OEIS, public comment due by March 25, 2014. The U.S. Navy plans to expand its warfare testing, bomb blasts, sonar, and other warfare experiments in our range from Northern California to Alaska. Their NWTT Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS), is online at http://nwtteis.com
~~~~~The maps (below) are what are important to the discussion because they show that the U.S. Navy has expanded their warfare testing ranges without protecting, in any reasonable way the following:
In a letter to NOAA, dated June 19, 2009, several U.S. Senators, including U.S. Senator Feinstein and U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman, stated: “…In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of its exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur, and virtually every coastal state will be affected. Some exercises may occur in the nation’s most biologically sensitive marine habitats, including National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In all, the Navy anticipates more than 2.3 million takes (significant disruptions in marine mammal foraging, breeding, and other essential behaviors) per year, or 11.7 million takes over the course of a five-year permit…”
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