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MoveOn Petition: Navy to deafen 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more
July 3, 2012 - MoveOn is urging members to add their names to a peition to "Stop the killing of 1,800 whales and dolphins and the deafening of 15,900 more by ceasing the operation of the Navy's underwater sound system in the Hawaiian Islands, the California and Atlantic Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico."
 

The Navy is required to include comments on their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) re: the use of high frequency underwater sound for testing in Hawaii, the California and Atlantic Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico. According to their estimates it will deafen more than 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next 5 years. Whales and dolphins depend on sound to navigate and live. Signatures and comment added via this petition will have to be included in the EIS and could stop this Naval program. The comments must be in by July 10, 2012.

Read the petition here.

 

 

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