Environmental activists say harm could come to the West Coast's orcas as the U.S. Navy prepares to expand operations in its Northwest Training Range Complex, which stretches from the coastline of Washington to Northern California. In this photo, an orca named Granny is in the lead, left, with Ruffles close behind.
Environmental activists say harm could come to the West Coast's orcas as the U.S. Navy prepares to expand operations in its Northwest Training Range Complex, which stretches from the coastline of Washington to Northern California. In this photo, an orca named Granny is in the lead, left, with Ruffles close behind. HOWARD GARRETT /MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE
Environmental activists say harm could come to the West Coast's orcas as the U.S. Navy prepares to expand operations in its Northwest Training Range Complex, which stretches from the coastline of Washington to Northern California. In this photo, an orca named Granny is in the lead, left, with Ruffles close behind. HOWARD GARRETT /MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE

Expansion of Navy training site puts Orcas in danger, critics say

December 25, 2010 12:00 AM

UPDATED December 25, 2010 07:05 AM

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