Our friends from the West Coast Action Alliance sent us a very sobering collection of facts concerning the effects of increased Navy activity on the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a thorough article with many links, so it is best viewed if you go to their website and read it there: Pacific Ocean Harmed by the Navy. Their introduction is below.
Facts about Increased Navy Ocean Activity in the Pacific Northwest
Please find via this link an analysis of the Navy’s EIS called Northwest Training and Testing.
We’ve been waiting for seven months for the Navy to finish its endangered species consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and it hasn’t happened yet; therefore, the Navy cannot close its books on that EIS with a formal Record of Decision.
Reasons for this unprecedented delay, after the Navy rushed its EIS to print last October, are unknown, and we can only speculate. But we thought you should know about this analysis, which added up the numbers of takes by marine mammal species as well as by region; the numbers are horrific, you might want to be sitting down when you read it.
Please feel free to distribute as you see fit.
–West Coast Action Alliance