November 2008

Whales not a Priority Over "National Security"

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the US Navy can conduct sonar training exercises off the Southern California coast without restrictions.  The high court threw out a federal judge's injunction that had required the Navy to take precautions when conducting submarine-hunting exercises.
"Environmental groups brought the lawsuit and said the intense sound waves can harm or even kill 37 species of marine mammals, including sea lions and endangered blue whales, by interfering with their ability to navigate and communicate. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion for