Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling

January 28, 2014 12:57 AM

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An environmental group is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service alleging that it downplayed harm to ocean wildlife during military exercises.

The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday.

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