Enviros Try To Sink Seismic Oil Exploration Plans In Alaska

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- An Alaskan tribe and two environmental groups on Tuesday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for allegedly violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act by approving high-intensity seismic oil and gas exploration in Cook Inlet, Alaska, without proper environmental reviews.

The Chickaloon Native Village, Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. and Center for Biological Diversity say the seismic exploration generates some of the loudest, most disruptive sounds that humans put in the water, and would occur entirely within the designated critical habitat of a declining and recently declared...
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