Stop Seismic Airgun Testing in the Atlantic: Elected Official Sign-On Letter
As a representative of a coastal community you know how import the health of our oceans are.
The Obama Administration is currently considering a proposal to allow seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic Ocean to search for oil and gas. Not only is seismic testing the first step toward East Coast drilling, and the inevitable oil spills that will follow, but seismic airguns are incredibly disruptive to marine wildlife and fish. The Department of Interior estimates that more than 138,000 whales and dolphins could be injured or killed by seismic blasting in the proposed area.
Please sign on to the letter below calling on the Obama Administration to prevent seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic.We’ve succeeded in delaying the decision three times so far, but the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently took a step forward in opening up the Atlantic to seismic airgun testing and offshore drilling.
For additional information check out this short video, or read our report highlighting the threats of seismic airgun testing.