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Oceana Applauds New Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Aimed at Protecting Atlantic Ocean from Seismic Airgun Blasting


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Oceana Applauds New Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Aimed at Protecting Atlantic Ocean from Seismic Airgun Blasting

WASHINGTON - Today, a new bipartisan letter signed by XX Members of Congress, led by Reps. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), sent a bi-partisan letter to President Obama urging him to deny seismic airgun blasting permits for the Atlantic Ocean that are currently pending at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Seismic airgun blasting, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor, could cause widespread harm to whales, commercial fisheries, and other marine life.

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