Navy Reaches $16M Deal With Groups Over Sonar

Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Navy has agreed to settle two suits filed by environmental groups over the impact of sonar on marine life, with the Navy agreeing to pay $14.75 million for research and to conduct more rigorous environmental reviews for sonar exercises, as well as making other concessions.

On Sunday, the National Resources Defense Council announced the settlement, which puts to rest lawsuits filed in 2005 and 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging that the Navy failed to properly investigate...
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