Have you heard? The Trump Administration has been authorized by NOAA Fisheries to expand seismic blasting in the ocean. The purpose – to search for offshore locations to drill for oil.
Why is this so dangerous?
- Seismic surveys are known to cause great harm to marine life, especially dolphins and whales.
- It marks a first step towards expanded offshore oil drilling in the US.
Opening the majority of the US coastline to offshore oil poses risks not only to the animals, but to entire coastal economies built around a healthy ocean. Tourism, recreation, and fishing industries are all at stake in the event of an oil spill. If seismic blasting moves forward, then offshore oil isn’t far behind.
Please ask your federal representatives to protect marine wildlife from seismic blasting.
Action via: Surfrider Foundation