Planned seismic testing in Arctic waters under new legal challenge

Conservation organizations and Native groups filed a lawsuit today in federal district court in Anchorage against the federal government for issuing permits for seismic testing this summer in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The suit asks for an injunction to stop seismic testing from being conducted until the Minerals Management Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service complete an Environmental Impact Statement about the possible affects of the testing on marine life.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage