Seismic Testing

North Atlantic right whale (Photo: Moira Brown, New England Aquarium, CC 2.0)

Off the East Coast, America’s North Atlantic right whales are beginning to birth this season’s calves.These are some of the most intelligent and rare creatures on the planet,  but as few as 458 North Atlantic right whales are left on the entire planet.  Just 100 of them are reproductively mature females. And because right whales give birth only once every […]
Dolphins at Play (Photo NOAA)

The Interior Department is right now considering the use of seismic testing to find offshore drilling sites in the Atlantic ocean — a move that threatens ocean wildlife and could pave the way for more reckless fossil fuel extraction.1 Expanded seismic testing would be a disaster for marine wildlife.The government’s own estimates show that seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could […]

Charleston, SC – As local residents continue to await a final Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plan for five-year oil and gas leasing off the coast of South Carolina and other Southeastern states, Environmental Action took out a full page ad today to show again their disapproval of drilling and seismic testing on the continental shelf.“South Carolina has abundant opportunities […]