Federal appeals court orders Navy to limit use of high-powered sonar Andrew Gilmore at 2:26 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled [PDF text; NRDC press release] Tuesday that the US Navy's use of high-powered sonar should be limited during training exercises in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. The Court vacated its earlier stay on a temporary injunction [JURIST report] preventing the Navy's use of the high-powered sonar technology effective as of the end of the Navy's current training exercise in that area or November 23, 10 days from the date of the ruling, which ever occurs first. The case was remanded to a Los Angeles district court for modification of the temporary injunction pursuant to the appeals court's ruling.
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