Navy clears another hurdle: USFWS Biological Opinion signed.

This is a long post, but you ought to know the details. The Navy is a step closer to full war operations in two areas: 1.) The Electronic Warfare Range it established without public comment over Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, and … Continue reading

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July’s Court Decision on Navy Sonar: What Does it Mean?

August 4, 2016 – First: the 9th Circuit Court’s does not mean the Navy is stopping its use of sonar. The Navy has publicly said the ruling has “no impact” on its current activities. It means the case, argued on fairly … Continue reading

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When millions of acres aren’t enough

July 5, 2016 – According to a 2014 report from the US Congressional Research Service, there are more than 4,800 US Department of Defense (DOD) sites worldwide that range in size from small parcels (less than an acre) to the … Continue reading

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Updates – underwater pile-driving, ocean noise, comments

June 28, 2016 –  A lot is happening. 1. The US Forest Service has again delayed their decision on use of Navy mobile electronic warfare emitters in Olympic National Forest. Kim Crider, USFS Environmental Planner/Coordinator, said, “Our schedule has been … Continue reading

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Analysis of Navy EIS – Northwest Training and Testing

June 16, 2016 – The West Coast Action Alliance is publishing its Analysis and Notes on the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing EIS along with other documents: The Navy’s Incidental Take of Marine Mammals and Endangered Species in Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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A plan to give whales some peace and quiet

June 6, 2016 – Another dead whale has been found in Puget Sound. This one was a young humpback that died after becoming trapped under the Navy’s docks at Bremerton (see photo below.) According to a report from Cascadia Research, … Continue reading

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How the Navy gets its way, part 5: Forcible Evacuation

May 30, 2016 – While the country celebrates Memorial Day and thanks veterans and serving military for their service to our nation, American citizens are about to be forcibly evacuated from an island they’ve inhabited for 3,000 years. The people of … Continue reading

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The unbearable noise

May 16, 2016 – Noise in the sea is killing and injuring wildlife. “The Navy merely received a slap on the wrist and the public was never aware of the true nature of the Take or the violations.” -anonymous Navy source … Continue reading

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Low oxygen delivery endangers pilots, civilians

May 14, 2016 – “Nothing scares a Hornet/Growler pilot more that losing oxygen – and it happens all the time.” This article in the Navy Times details the problem, which pilots have identified as their top concern. But read the … Continue reading

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Leaked Navy emails show intent to violate law

May 9, 2016 – A series of internal emails leaked by an anonymous Navy source to Truthout investigative reporter Dahr Jamail reveal a deliberate willingness by the US Navy to flout federal law; the story was published today. The gist? Navy … Continue reading

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