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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7821 Wed Aug 20 14:29:39 EDT 2014 Diana Killorin Tybee Island, GA
7820 Wed Aug 20 13:49:56 EDT 2014 Micha McDonald Glenwood, NJ
7819 Wed Aug 20 13:41:02 EDT 2014 Anonymous virginia Beach, VI Money or the lives of marine animals???? - Someone may not be sleeping well in the future?
7818 Wed Aug 20 13:35:52 EDT 2014 Samantha CLAAR Tybee Island, GA What has happened to your priorities? Do YOUR JOB and PROTECT Us and Wildlife from these companies with NO SOCIAL or HUMAITARIAN concept..
7817 Wed Aug 20 13:26:26 EDT 2014 Sarah Murphy Norwich , CT
7816 Wed Aug 20 12:57:11 EDT 2014 Megan Wood Rochester, NY
7815 Wed Aug 20 12:36:17 EDT 2014 Duska Case jupiter, FL "Thou shall NOT kill"....GOD
7814 Wed Aug 20 12:09:19 EDT 2014 Misty MacDufffee At what point do we move on from pursuing fossil fuels for energy? Answer: now
7813 Wed Aug 20 12:00:10 EDT 2014 Luke Wolfgram Madison, WI
7812 Wed Aug 20 11:50:32 EDT 2014 Susan Hooton Wilmington, NC This seismic surveying activity is extreme and injurious. Please do not allow it to further damage our coast.
7811 Wed Aug 20 11:38:33 EDT 2014 D. McClurkin
7810 Wed Aug 20 11:25:38 EDT 2014 elise bolduc QC
7809 Wed Aug 20 11:21:19 EDT 2014 mary holst wilmington, NC
7808 Wed Aug 20 11:20:55 EDT 2014 Anonymous BC
7807 Wed Aug 20 11:09:38 EDT 2014 Nancy Doyle MA
7806 Wed Aug 20 10:08:34 EDT 2014 Jutta Moritz Victoria, BC
7805 Wed Aug 20 09:55:40 EDT 2014 Jennifer Weishaar Haverhill, MA
7804 Wed Aug 20 09:55:38 EDT 2014 Jennifer Weishaar Haverhill, MA
7803 Wed Aug 20 09:36:27 EDT 2014 John OLoughlin MD please stop this insanity. Live and let live. We cannot keep destroying.
7802 Wed Aug 20 09:11:27 EDT 2014 Glennis Barr New Albany, OH
7801 Wed Aug 20 08:43:29 EDT 2014 Jessica Cooney
7800 Wed Aug 20 08:27:02 EDT 2014 Christina Madden Pittsburgh , PA
7799 Wed Aug 20 08:21:30 EDT 2014 ALEC BUCHNESS Melbourne, FL
7798 Wed Aug 20 08:13:21 EDT 2014 Andrea Palmer Gainesville, FL
7797 Wed Aug 20 08:12:19 EDT 2014 Andrea Palmer Gainesville, FL
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