Opposition Mounts to Seismic Blasting off the Jersey Shore

untitledjim“We’re concerned here,” said Capt. Jim Lovgren of the  in Point Pleasant Beach at a small rally against the blasting held there Friday morning. “That’s not a dinner bell for fish. If you’re in the water and you hear that sound, you flee. You don’t know what it is, and it’s hurting you.” Read more here  16:46

One Response to Opposition Mounts to Seismic Blasting off the Jersey Shore

  1. DickyG says:

    Press briefing on Atlantic seismic surveys
    Erik Milito, API director upstream and industry operations
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    “The economic benefits of opening the Atlantic to offshore oil and natural gas development will be felt all …across the country…”

    “In order to achieve these gains, the government must permit seismic surveys in the Atlantic and hold Atlantic lease sales under the next five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas. That plan will cover lease sales from the second half of 2017 to the first half of 2022.”

    “Seismic surveys work by recording how sound waves generated near the surface reflect off the rocks beneath the ocean floor. These recordings allow scientists to produce detailed 3-dimensional maps that give engineers the information they need to identify the safest and most efficient drilling locations.”

    The oil companies are among the most powerful entities on the planet and they want the ocean. (http://www.boem.gov/5-year/2012-2017/ and (http://www.noia.org/offshore-energy/access/).
    They also want to know the “most efficient drilling locations” so they’re going to start seismic blasting along the East Coast and are busy sending out their initial public opinion cover-stories; what’s really interesting though, is how the agencies of the government, the academic institutions, and the environmental groups, all in a coordinated way, seem to fall in line to be the point men dutifully performing the marketing prevarications for these mammoth oil companies.

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