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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 06:02 PM

Congressman blasts air horn at Trump official who said seismic air gun tests don't harm whales

Eris Folley
The Hill
March 9, 2019


Democratic Rep. Joe Cunningham (S.C.) blasted an air horn at a recent hearing to demonstrate how "disruptive" seismic air gun testing can be for marine animals.

In footage of a House National Resources subcommittee hearing Thursday, Cunningham pulled out an air horn, blasted the device and asked Chris Oliver, the assistant administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, whether he found the sound to be disruptive.

"Was that disruptive, Mr. Oliver?' Cunningham asked.

"It was irritating, but I didn't find it particularly disruptive," Oliver responded.

"What about every, say, 10 seconds like seismic air gun blasting goes on for days, weeks, months?" Cunningham continued.

"If I were that close to it, yeah, probably," Oliver said.

"What if you depended on sound for hunting your food and for communication.
Do you think it would be disruptive?" Cunningham continued.

"At a distance of 20 feet, yes, it would be," Oliver said.

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Reply Congressman blasts air horn at Trump official who said seismic air gun tests don't harm whales (Original post)
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blm Mar 12 #4
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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 06:04 PM

1. Seismic air guns are WAY louder.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

2. Just an air horn , not seismic horn....you could not stand next to seismic horn

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Response to pbmus (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 06:24 PM

3. Thanks for posting that

It looks like all the Republican committee members skipped that hearing.
They could not care less about whales, dolphins, porpoises or other sea mammals.
All they care about are their own selfish motives, including allowing ANY type of "military testing."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:42 PM

4. I really like this congressman and his thoughtful style.

Keep it simple and effective.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. I like him too.

It was a brilliant idea to use the air horn.

He's from South Carolina, a very red state.

He'd make a great VP choice, imo.

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