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Natural Resources Defence Council v. Pritzker

Country/Territory
United States of America
Type of court
Others
Date
Jul 15, 2016
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
United Nations Court of Appeals
Seat of court
San Francisco
Judge
Noonan, J.T.; Gould, R.M.; Friedland, M.T.
Reference number
14-16375
Language
English
Keyword
Noise pollution Noise standards Marine resources management Vehicle noise Noise emission Aircraft noise
Abstract

The United States Court of Appeals found that the Marine Mammals Protection Act requires the National Marine Fisheries Service to take measures to attain the 'least practicable adverse impact' standard before allowing an incidental take of marine mammals, in particular the sonar activities would have negative impact on marine mammal species.

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