Navy, DOD Get Quick Win On Live-Fire Site Plans In Pacific

Law360 (August 22, 2018, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday handed the U.S. Department of the Navy and U.S. Department of Defense a quick win in a suit from environmental groups that opposed plans for live-fire testing sites in the Northern Mariana Islands.

U.S. District Judge Ramona V. Mangloña granted the government's bid for summary judgment and denied a summary judgment bid from various groups that claimed that a plan for the Marine Corps to establish extensive live-fire testing and training sites on the islands of Tinian and Pagan would displace native people, destroy indigenous plants and animals, and wreck the local ecosystem and seascape....

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