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Workshop on Ocean Noise Science, Regulations, and Practice

I’m just synthesizing the conversations, data, and information presented at a workshop co-sponsored by the California Gray Whale Coalition and Ocean Conservation Research at the Oakland offices of the Center for Biological Diversity on Monday, April 11. The purpose of…

US Navy- NMFS settlement protecting whales and dolphins

This week started off with a bang and it continues with a lot of whooshing sounds. On Monday the Federal Court entered a ruling in our favor against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for approving the US Navy’s request…

Ocean Noise featured on Public Radio

Long-time colleague and NRDC ocean noise pollution attorney Michael Jasny was featured this weekend on National Public Radio in a brief piece that clearly highlights some of the problems with the increasing noise in the ocean. It is really worth…

Fossil Fuel Noise in the Arctic – website launches!

If you have been anywhere within earshot of the media recently you may have noticed that the Oilmen are on a bit of a rampage. Any sustainable energy program, environmental regulation, or legal challenge that does not promote their agenda…

Supreme Court rules in favor of the Navy

Sadly the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the US Navy in the recent gambit on the mitigation measures proposed by the California Coastal Commission. The vote was 6-3, with Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy joining an opinion written by…

LFA Judgement

Judge LaPorte form the 9th District courts has approved a settlement on the SURTASS-LFA sonar (Surveillance Towed Array Sonar System – Low Frequency Active). This settlement continues to limit the deployment of Low frequency Active Sonar to certain areas in…

NYT article on whales and security

This NYT editorial is a fresh read on the recent movement on the fallout form the California Coastal Commission/NRDC v. the US Navy: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/opinion/02wed3.html?ex=1215662400&en=bb5b0e615dff8a4d&ei=5070&emc=eta1 While we can hope for the best judgment in this case from the nation’s highest court, given…

CCC Limist Navy on Mid-frequency 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.…