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Oil Thirsty N.C. Division of Coastal Management approves seismic surveys off the coast

Seismic surveys are used to search for oil and natural gas deposits for offshore drilling. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the department that contains the DCM, held a public hearing in April at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on all four companies’ proposals. Most of the 19 speakers at the hearing were opposed to the surveys. These speakers – which included environmentalists, marine scientists and coastal residents,,, Read the rest here 16:24

North Carolina: Additional measures to protect marine mammals, fisheries during seismic testing

The state is requiring additional measures to protect marine mammals and offshore fisheries for a proposed scientific project that would involve seismic testing off the North Carolina coast for several weeks this fall. The N.C. Division of Coastal Management issued its response Monday to a federal consistency determination submitted by the National Science Foundation. Read the rest here 12:28