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Navy Cancels LFA Sonar Test in US WATERS

On Friday, shortly after the alert concerning the LFAS testing attempt around the AZORES was filed, we received through US links word from Andrew Wetzler at the Natural Resources Defense Council that the United States Navy officially cancelled the LWAD 00-2 Sea Test scheduled to begin this week off the east coast of the United States.

For those interested in the details of this event, a chronology prepared by the Light Worker Center can be requested from WildTimes wildnet@ecoterra.net.

The cancellation of LWAD 00-2 is a remarkable victory for those devoted to protecting marine life, especially cetaceans, from the unwise technological decisions being made by humans in the United States Navy.

Congratulations to everyone involved in achieving this outcome.

The next major developments, are the resistance against any LFAS testing around the Azores and new decisisions will come from the hearing scheduled in Honolulu before Judge Alan C. Kay on June 13 at 9:00 a.m. A suit filed in February challenges the environmental impact statement (E IS) process being conducted by the Navy for its low frequency active sonar system. The central challenge is that the entire EIS process is compromised by the fact that the Navy spent at least $350 million preparing to deploy this system without preparing an EIS first, as required by law. The hearing will consider the defendants' motion to dismiss the case and a motion filed by plaintiffs' counsel seeking to reopen a 1998 LFAS case for further litigation.

LET US ALSO HELP THE PEOPLES AND WHALES OF THE AZORES TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE US NAVY AND LFAS IMPACTS.

ECOTERRA - Survival for People and Nature


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