Oppose Seismic Testing in the Atlantic
The Department of Interior is moving forward with seismic testing in the Mid- and South Atlantic ocean to assess oil and gas resources. The proposed tests will employ loud and continuous sound blasts that will cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ecosystem.
Please take action below to oppose seismic testing off the Atlantic coast.
Seismic testing will 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 commercial fishing.
Please ask the Department to cancel plans for seismic exploration off the Atlantic coast.