Thousands of marine animals at risk in Pacific Northwest from Navy tech tests, documents show – Seattle Times


This isn’t news to those of us who have been reading the Navy’s proposals over the last decade. They have clearly been documenting that they are planning on having thousands of marine life as “collatoral damage” to their relentless turning of our Sound, Hood Canal and Strait, into a military training area where anything goes. Many of us have tried to get our political allies on board, and are finally seeing them coming around to working on slowing this juggernaut. However, politicians like Representative Derek Kilmer continues to do virtually nothing to push back on this growth of the Navy in our back yard,

The Navy  have foisted off these documents as a way to get “public input” when in reality they were only going through the motions for the sake of legally saying they have done it. There has never been any real expectations, nor has their been any change, to seeing their original demands be the final outcome no matter how many thousands of letters from local citizens go to them. It’s all window dressing.

The Navy’s latest testing and training proposal in the Northwest reveals the secretive military branch’s futuristic technology and planned war-game maneuvers. It also outlines how Navy sonar and explosives could harm marine animals. The nearly 1,800-page document, two volumes of Navy bureaucratese, details proposals to test the Navy’s rail-gun system (it can fire projectiles at up to seven times the speed of sound), pilot mine-detecting underwater drones and fly its airborne surveillance drone at 50,000 feet. Evan Bush reports. (Seattle Times)

Thousands of marine animals at risk in Pacific Northwest from Navy tech tests, documents show

One Response

  1. I hope everyone who reads this provides “public input” to the Navy and writes to our legislators about this. We have to do everything we can to stop having marine life become “collateral damage.”

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