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Jul 9, 2012

USA: important update re: Comments must be in by 7/10! re: Navy to kill 1,800 whales and dolphins and deafen 15,900 more

Time-sensitive (7/10) message from Lyndia Storey follows. Also note this post from May at Submariner's World blog:
http://submarinersworld.blogspot.com/2012/05/navy-underwater-testing-may-impact.html
Photo:  Center for Whale Research
From: Lyndia Storey <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Subject: important update re: Navy to kill 1,800 whales and dolphins and deafen 15,900 more
To: Liz Marshall <lizardmarsh@gmail.com>


Friends of the sea: 
Our petition to stop the Navy from killing 1,800 whales and dolphins and deafening 15,900 more over the next five years now has more than 410,000 signatures, and will be delivered on Tuesday (tomorrow).

I would like to arrive at the Navy offices with 500,000 names of people who are asking for this to change. Can you share my petition and ask your friends and family who have not yet signed to add their names?

Even if you've shared already, please share again. Or you can forward the note below to your friends via email.
Thank you a million times over.
Lyndia Storey
(mother, grandmother, and lover of the sea)

Subject: Navy to kill 1,800 whales and dolphins? And deafen 15,900 more?
According to the U.S. Navy's own estimates, the use of high-frequency underwater sound for testing in Hawaii, off the California and Atlantic Coasts, and in the Gulf of Mexico will deafen 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next five years.
Whales and dolphins depend on sound to navigate and live. The Navy is required to include comments from the public on their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Your signature and comment on this petition could help stop this naval program and save the lives of these ocean creatures. But there's a deadline of July 10, so we need to hurry.
The petition says:
Stop the killing of 1,800 whales and dolphins and the deafening of 15,900 more by ceasing the operation of the Navy's underwater sound system in the Hawaiian Islands, the California and Atlantic Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
http://signon.org/sign/navy-under-water-sound?source=s.fwd.in&r_by=4910913
Thanks for your help.
PS: The comments must be in by July 10, 2012, so please sign the petition today:
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This email was sent to Liz Marshall on July 9, 2012.