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Whales’ Tales: Sonar and National Defense

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, June 5, 2008.

Stephen Dycus and David Mears

Recent litigation brought by the NRDC to protect marine mammals from the Navy’s peace-time use of sonar raises questions about the application of environmental laws to military activities at home and abroad, as well as issues regarding the authority of the President to override acts of Congress. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic submitted an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit in this case.


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