Oppose Seismic Surveys in the Atlantic

The Department of Interior is deciding whether to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic ocean from New Jersey to Florida to assess oil and gas resources. The proposed surveys would employ loud and continuous sound blasts that would cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ecosystem.

Please ask the Secretary of the Interior to cancel seismic exploration off the Atlantic coast.

Seismic surveys would produce devastating impacts on marine mammals, sea turtles, fishes, and other marine life. The blasts from seismic airguns have been shown to interfere with the mating, feeding, communication, and migration activities of numerous species, including the endangered Right Whale (photo).

Furthermore, offshore drilling is inherently polluting and dangerous, and it will not solve our nation's energy needs. According to the Department of Energy, fully developing all of our recoverable offshore oil reserves would lower pump prices by only 3 cents. Such a tradeoff is not worth the risk to our coastal economies, including tourism, recreation, and commerical fishing, which generate billions of dollars in annual revenue on the Atlantic coast.

Please sign the petition to ask the Department to cancel plans for seismic exploration off the Atlantic coast.

I request that you cancel plans to conduct seismic surveys off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic airgun activity for oil and gas exploration has a huge environmental footprint and would produce significant impacts on marine mammals, sea turtles, fishes, and other marine life. According to the Department's own estimates, seismic exploration over the next eight years would injure up to 138,500 marine mammals and disrupt marine mammal feeding, calving, breeding, and other vital activities more than 13.5 million times. Airgun noise also affects fish behavior and fisheries on a broad scale, displacing commercial species of fish over thousands of square kilometers. The Department must protect marine resources in the Atlantic - and the coastal communities that depend on them - by canceling plans to conduct seismic surveys. Thank you.
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7025 Mon Jul 28 15:47:23 EDT 2014 Kelly Murr
7024 Mon Jul 28 15:46:34 EDT 2014 Michael Myjak Titusville, FL
7023 Mon Jul 28 13:12:16 EDT 2014 Sasha Wolfe
7022 Mon Jul 28 10:18:32 EDT 2014 Ruth Crump There are multiple better ways to provide energy for US citizens. Please do not use seismic exploration to search for oil along the Atlantic seaboard. While it may work, it will disrupt the lives of More....
7021 Mon Jul 28 09:32:47 EDT 2014 Laura Andes Venice, FL
7020 Mon Jul 28 09:13:33 EDT 2014 Lisa Laird Greenville, NC We need to concentrate on alternative fuels.
7019 Mon Jul 28 08:32:44 EDT 2014 Craig Purkiss Manteo, NC
7018 Mon Jul 28 07:19:21 EDT 2014 Kristi Faldo Lansdale, NC The outer banks is one of the most biologically productive areas on the east coast. Our marine life is worth protecting
7017 Mon Jul 28 00:52:23 EDT 2014 Matt Schwarberg CA
7016 Sun Jul 27 18:00:26 EDT 2014 scott giacomin Satellite Beach, FL Go Tesla!
7015 Sun Jul 27 14:12:03 EDT 2014 Aviva Gersovitch PA
7014 Sun Jul 27 10:53:16 EDT 2014 David Lieberman NH This seismic stuff is going to kill manatees whales all sorts f sea life, all to get oil which people don't even need. Make insentives for solar you €>|%{*£
7013 Sun Jul 27 06:08:14 EDT 2014 Dimitris Dallis Patra, Greece, ot
7012 Sun Jul 27 02:28:52 EDT 2014 Eric Decker Scotts Valley, CA
7011 Sat Jul 26 22:01:06 EDT 2014 Al Giombettu Ponte Vedra beach , FL
7010 Sat Jul 26 18:39:33 EDT 2014 Cait Morris VA
7009 Sat Jul 26 18:03:15 EDT 2014 Anonymous Corolla, NC
7008 Sat Jul 26 17:43:28 EDT 2014 CRAIG FORTUNE Mechanicsville, VA There too many people on the East Coast fearing another disaster like we had in the Gulf with BP rig blowing out.
7007 Sat Jul 26 17:35:15 EDT 2014 Amy Schultz Corolla (Outer Banks), NC Too many money conscious politicians running our government not taking into consideration the harm that Oil Drilling & Fracking imposes not only on our planet, but our families and communities. A dime More....
7006 Sat Jul 26 16:31:50 EDT 2014 Linda Todd Austin, TX
7005 Sat Jul 26 16:31:15 EDT 2014 Linda Todd Austin, TX
7004 Sat Jul 26 10:54:45 EDT 2014 Joyce Herschberger WV
7003 Sat Jul 26 01:03:53 EDT 2014 Isa Martinez Roseville, CA
7002 Fri Jul 25 20:24:09 EDT 2014 Dona van Bloemen Santa Monica, CA
7001 Fri Jul 25 18:40:00 EDT 2014 BARBARA SHINODA HI
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