Navy-NOAA heads killing millions sea animals
December 6th, 2010 9:07 pm ET
Public meetings about approved Navy 5-year war testing off California coast
Today, Rosalind Peterson reached out to encourage Californians' participation at two December meetings in which the U.S. Navy and NOAA will address its 5-year Warfare Testing program that includes killing millions of sea animals off the California and Hawaiian coasts. High-tech weapons applied to animals will then be used on humans.
NOAA issued the permit and Letter of Authorization to the Navy, finalized November 12, 2010, part of which is below. It protects no National Marine Sanctuaries, Marine Reserves, Biologically Sensitive Areas and does not stop the Navy from testing new weapons systems (including sonar), during gray whale migrations or salmon migrations.
U.S. Congressman Thompson's request for the U.S. Navy and NOAA to meet with the public in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties in December 2010 has been accepted.
Peterson writes: "This is to notify everyone that NOAA and the U.S. Navy will be meeting with the public on the issue of the U.S. Navy Warfare Testing activities planned for the NWTRC. U.S. Congressman Thompson has organized these public meetings for residents of both Humboldt & Mendocino Counties. Representatives from Marin County are invited to attend these public events."
"In the future, these plans can be altered on any date by the U.S. Navy or NOAA placing the information in the U.S. Federal Register. And the Navy does not need to notify anyone, including fishermen or ocean tourists, that these events are underway."
Peterson advises that the new 5-Year warfare testing range initiated in the U.S. Federal Register on July 15, 2010 that connects the area between the Hawaiian and Southern California Warfare Testing ranges," ever-increasing impacts will be felt with regard to breeding habitats, which are not now protected in the NWTRC, marine food supply areas, and migration routes will be even more heavily impacted by this new range.
Learn more: See Rosalind Peterson's website: http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=us-navy
Any questions need to be lodged at U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson's Office in Washington, DC: 866. 220-0044
Contact Rosalind Peterson at Post Office Box 499, Redwood Valley, CA 95470, Phone: 707.485.7520. E-Mail: email@example.com
Link to U.S. Navy Final Environmental Impact Statement & Rule of Decision (ROD):
Links to NOAA Permit for the "taking" of marine mammals in the NWTRC & their Letter of Authorization:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-27540.htm - November 10, 2010 NOAA Permit
Links to all NOAA documentation on NWTRC and other Warfare Testing Ranges in the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico - Current Status: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm
Final Rule: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/fr/fr75-69296.pdf NWTRC
Final Monitoring Plan: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/permit ... _final.pdf
New Information from NOAA - U.S. Federal Register: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-28282.htm
Marine Mammals Status Change Requested
Further information about the two upcoming important meetings can be found at:
1) http://mikethompson.house.gov/News/Docu ... tID=216749
U.S. Navy Public Meeting Schedule - NWTRC Mendocino & Humboldt Counties, CA
2) http://mikethompson.house.gov/News/Docu ... tID=216750
Dr. Jane Lubchenco - NOAA Meeting in Mendocino County on December 9, 2010 - NWTRC