I've been loosely following developments in the debate about whether or not the Navy should be allowed to use sonar during anti-submarine warfare training exercises and was a bit surprised to learn that President Bush moved to exempt the Navy from the ban.
The news comes only a couple days after an Los Angeles District judge ruled in favor of environmental groups and cetaceans to keep the Navy from using mid-frequency sonar in waters off the coast of Southern California unless operating more than 12 miles from the shore.
For a fairly thorough recount of the dispute, check out Dot Earth by New York Times blogger Andrew Revkin. His posts on the matter have a lot of good background and insight.
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