On March 7, 2014, smack-dab in the middle of the Mendocino Coast’s annual ‘Whale Festival,’ the US Navy came to Fort Bragg to pitch their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 2015-2020 plans of expanded naval warfare “training and testing.”
The scheduled 5-8 p.m. meeting was divided into two parts. The first hour-and-a-half was taken up by a roomful of nine information booths, selling various aspects of the Navy’s self-pronounced “environmental stewardship program” in the name of militarism and national defense.
Most of the public stayed outside, and waited for the real meeting to begin at 6:30.
I interviewed some of the players in this dog-and-pony show, who’s immediate victims will be the marine mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates – and every other living thing that shares the ocean with our modern madness for ever increasingly brilliant killing machines.
The radio piece I produced for a local public station, appears below:
(Notice that at about 01:30 in, EIS Program Manager John Mosher seems to tacitly admit the Navy is lying about “zero mortalities” for marine mammals in their five-year plan for weapons and sonar testing, in order to easily get through the environmental review process.)
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