I just got this in my email and I couldn't be more thrilled to post it. I have been worried that we wouldn't be able to protect our whales and dolphins from navy testing. Here is the latest just delivered to by inbox along with a link (that will hopefully work)
I'm David Henkin from Earthjustice's Mid-Pacific office in Hawai'i. As the lead
attorney in our ongoing case seeking to protect whales from reckless Navy
training exercises, I want to reach out and personally thank you for taking
action. And I have exciting news to share!
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, we just won an important
decision to protect endangered whales and other marine species. A federal judge
ruled in our case that the 5-year plan by the U.S. Navy for testing and training
activities off Hawai'i and Southern California violates laws meant to protect
endangered whales and other marine species.
This is a victory worth celebrating, but the battle to protect our ocean
ecosystems--and the abundant life thriving under our waves--is not over.
Earthjustice is heading back to court to ensure vital marine habitat is
off-limits to harmful training, and we are waging dozens of other critical
battles to protect our oceans.
Brenda, because you care about our oceans, I also want to share a recent
teleconference my colleague and I hosted about this critical lawsuit and other
ways we're fighting tirelessly to protect our oceans:
Irresponsible fishing practices, pollution, and habitat destruction are wearing
down the health of ocean ecosystems. Ocean warming and acidification are
threatening coral reefs and other vibrant, fragile marine ecosystems.
But because of you, there is hope. Your actions demonstrate public support as
Earthjustice battles in court to put an end to these activities that are harming
Listen now to hear how your actions demonstrate public support as Earthjustice
battles in court to put an end to these activities that are harming our oceans:
In the U.S., we're lucky to have a set of environmental laws that exist to
protect the irreplaceable wildlife and wild places that we all love--and that
includes the marine life and habitat. But those laws don't mean much if they're
Thank you for all that you do to save our oceans,