Supreme Court Sides With U.S. Navy in Dispute Over Sonar Use, Whale Safety

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. Navy's need to conduct realistic training with active sonar outweighs the concerns of environmentalists that the sonar could damage marine life. The decision means the Navy can go forward with exercises off the coast of Southern California and does not have to sharply limit sonar use. Chief Justice John Roberts began the opinion by quoting George Washington: "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."...Full Story
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