Sunday, 23 June 2013

How Landmark Noise Settlement Protects Oceans and Industry (Op-Ed)

Michael Jasny, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Date: 20 June 2013 Time: 05:10 PM

Michael Jasny, director of the NRDC Marine Mammal Project, contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Here’s a recipe for an environmental train wreck: Take one of the world's most powerful industries, allow it to conduct harmful activities for years without obtaining the basic authorizations required by law, and produce a wealth of science making it plain that those harmful activities are putting endangered and vulnerable species at risk.

Today (June 20, 2013), a number of conservation groups, including my own, announced a landmark agreement that may prevent one such train wreck — this one in the already scarred Gulf of Mexico.

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