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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:13 AM

Trump's approval of offshore seismic blasting for oil and gas threatens marine life

Offshore drilling, universally opposed on the Atlantic Coast, could be the next step after seismic surveys.

MARK HAND
NOV 30, 2018, 2:46 PM

The Trump administration authorized five companies on Friday to use seismic testing in the search for oil and gas deposits in waters off the U.S. East Coast, a decision that could harm tens of thousands of dolphins, whales, and other marine animals.

The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will allow the companies to use seismic airguns to explore for oil and gas in federal waters from Delaware to central Florida.

Along with the great harm caused to marine life, the approvals — known as incidental harassment authorizations — represent the next step to allowing offshore oil and gas drilling, environmental groups warned.

“Seismic testing is nothing but a precursor to offshore drilling that no one in the Southeast wants,” Catherine Wannamaker, senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), said Friday in a conference call with reporters.

https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-approval-of-offshore-seismic-blasting-for-oil-and-gas-threatens-marine-life-972ea9c7046c/


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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:04 PM

1. They should have started at Mara Lago

Let that idiot see first hand how he is fucking up the works

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