Federal Court Rules to Protect Ocean Wildlife from Military Training Program

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A recent ruling by a federal judge likely saved the lives of countless aquatic species living in the Pacific ocean.

A recent ruling by a federal judge likely saved the lives of countless aquatic species living in the Pacific ocean.

Paws Up!

To U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway for upholding animal protection laws in a recent ruling regarding military training in the Pacific Ocean.

According to a recent news article, a federal judge ruled in late March that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated animal protection laws when the agency approved a 5-year plan by the U.S. Navy to conduct military training in the ocean waters off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California.

According to impact estimates, the program’s use of high frequency sonar and explosives would have likely resulted in the deaths of approximately 155 whales and dolphins in the Pacific ocean in addition to over 10,000 injuries to oceanic wildlife including sea mammals and endangered sea turtles.

Take action. Contact U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway and thank her for upholding our nation’s wildlife conservation and environmental protection laws. Send written correspondence to:

The Honorable Judge Susan Oki Mollway
United States District Court
District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Blvd C-338
Honolulu, HI 96850

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