Author: mstocker

ESA and NEPA threats

While the following issues are not specifically about ocean noise pollution, they will impact the regulatory environment that allows us to protect our ocean from the “death of a thousand (ticker-tape) cuts.” Depending on how these issues fall, all of…

CCC v. Navy round 1

The following article is the latest on the California Coastal Commission vs. the US Navy on the Southern California Training Area. The article is a good summary of how the lines are drawn. The last three paragraphs are informative regarding…

CCC limits Navy on MF Sonar

In an unprecedented ruling yesterday afternoon, Judge Florence-Marie Cooper constrained the Navy from deploying mid-frequency sonar in state waters. While at first brush this case may appear to be about establishing a balance between national security and the environment, in…

Justices take on Navy Case

Here we go… Given the current court, this doesn’t bode well. This NYT article ends with a short digression about another environmental case that gives the “whether conditions” of the Supreme Court. Best of luck and Godspeed to NRDC et.…