Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling
June 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking permission to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, a reversal from the Obama administration that is outraging environmental groups and some East Coast lawmakers.
The National Marine Fisheries Service said Monday it is seeking permits under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for five companies to use air guns for seismic surveys in the mid-Atlantic, from Delaware to central Florida.
The air guns are so loud they can disturb, injure or even kill whales, sea turtles and other marine l...