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Sitka makes symbolic opposition vote to Navy exercises


SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Officials in the city of Sitka have approved a non-binding resolution asking the U.S. Navy move its offshore training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska in an attempt to protect marine life.

The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 Tuesday in favor of the resolution requesting the move farther offshore for the training location and for the Navy activities to be rescheduled for fall or winter, The Sitka Sentinel reported.

“Hazardous materials and underwater noise from military exercises could harm marine life and habitat, and the training will take place when many fish populations...

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