Obama Admin Moves Forward to Open the Atlantic Ocean to Seismic Airgun Blasts & Drilling

28. Februar 2014
By | Source: Oceana North America Blog: The Beacon

(Photo: NOAA)

Today in the nation’s capital, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on allowing seismic airgun testing in the Mid- and South Atlantic. While it promises a few protections here and there for marine life in the Atlantic, we can’t support the idea at the crux of the review: a plan to move forward with the use of seismic airgun testing for oil and gas drilling.

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