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Navy / Sonar vs. Whales #893376

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(San Diego: John Larson) The fight between the military and environmentalists over the impact of Navy sonar on whales examined; scenes shown of the USS Momsen conducting exercises in avoiding whales off San Diego; details given of President Bush’s exemption of a court order for the Navy to restrict its use of sonar and the link between sonar and whale strandings. [Destroyer Squadron Nine commodore Capt. James LOEBLEIN†- says we try to avoid whales.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Joel REYNOLDS†- says the impact can be devastating.] [California attorney general Jerry BROWN†- says the danger is the president asserting a higher authority to overrule court decisions.]

Williams, Brian;
Larson, John

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