This is so important!
A new federal study could lead to new fossil fuel development in the Atlantic off the Southeast coast.
Impacts of seismic surveying to marine mammals a major concern
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Conservation groups say a draft federal plan authorizing oil exploration off the Eastern Seaboard doesn’t do enough to protect marine mammals — and they have support from a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers concerned about impacts to the economies of coastal communities.
At this stage, the issue is seismic testing with airguns to explore the ocean floor for potential oil deposits. The legislators from the U.S. House and Senate sent President Obama a letter urging him to reject the use of airguns.
“We are understanding more and…
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