APNewsBreak: NJ wants court to stop ocean research

July 3, 2014 10:29 PM

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — New Jersey environmental officials will seek a court order blocking a plan to carry out seismic research by blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.

The state Department of Environmental Protection told the Associated Press the department will seek an injunction Thursday in federal court to block the plan, which opponents say could harm or kill whales, dolphins and other marine life.

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