[MARMAM] mid-frequency sonar

Michael Jasny mjasny at telus.net
Tue Oct 25 10:28:21 PDT 2005

Last week, a coalition of environmental and animal welfare 
organizations (NRDC, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, 
Cetacean Society International, the League for Coastal Protection, and 
Ocean Futures Society and its founder Jean-Michel Cousteau) filed a 
case in federal court in Los Angeles against the U.S. Navy.  The case 
challenges the Navy's use of mid-frequency sonar in testing and 
training exercises.

If the coalition prevails, the Navy would be directed to comply with 
U.S. environmental laws, including the Marine Mammal Protection Act, in 
its conduct of all future training activities involving mid-frequency 
sonar; and to propose, within two months, a mitigation plan for all 
uses of mid-frequency systems during testing and training.

If you'd like additional information about the case, or would like a 
copy of the Complaint, please let me know (mjasny at telus.net).

Best to all,
Michael Jasny

Michael Jasny
4479 W. 5th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6R1S4
mjasny at telus.net

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