Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bush steps in to allow Navy to continue harmful sonar exercises

Off the coast of California, the Navy regularly engages in sonar training exercises that can have a harmful effect on the mammals who live under the sea there, including whales on the endangered species list. Due to the actions of several environmental groups, a U.S. District Court filed an injunction prohibiting the Navy from using sonar. But now, Bush has stepped in and issued an executive order exempting the Navy and so they'll be allowed again to use sonar.

Why? What great threat looming off the coast of California requires the Navy to engage in exercises that are harmful to marine line? All this shows is the insane sacrifices that all of us, human and otherwise, are forced to make for this monster known as the U.S. military.

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