What are major environmental groups and respected scientists saying about the Navys DEIS and their LOA request to harass marine mammals with LFAS?
Several scientists and environmental groups have pointed out numerous discrepancies in the Navy’s DEIS and their LOA request. They also believe the DEIS provides insufficient data for LFAS to be used safely. The Navy has chosen to test the LFAS at levels much lower than they intend to deploy it at in the oceans worldwide. Therefore, we do not know the true impact on ocean life and neither does the Navy. Each one of these environmental groups and scientists has spent a great deal of time and effort to understand and communicate their concerns on this very confusing and complex issue. We recommend that you take the time to read their comments. Please see our “Links To More Info” page. What does the Marine Mammal Commission say about the effects of LFAS on marine life? The Marine Mammal Commission, (a federal agency created to help protect marine mammals), expressed grave concerns in their 1997 annual report to Congress about the effects of the sonar on whales and other marine life.
- Since the public had an opportunity to comment on the Navys DEIS, did the public have an opportunity to comment on the Navys requested LOA to harass marine mammals?
- What is the decibel level the Navy has asked permission to use in their LOA request to NMFS?
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