National Security Trumps the NRDC
The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in favor of the Navy being allowed to use high intensity sonar in war games. Earlier this year, the NRDC sued the Navy to block this practice, arguing that the sonar was dangerous for whales and dolphins. The Navy argued that this was a matter of national security and that the war games should be allowed to continue unhindered.
You can read more about the story in an earlier blog post, available here.