DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is collecting public comment on its draft seismic exploration plan. This plan calls for seismic surveys intended to reveal locations of oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor. It’s a first step towards drilling offshore that we don’t want in the first place, and it threatens serious harm to our marine life.
Please send a message urging adoption of Alternative C which doesn’t allow constant air guns repeatedly for weeks and months on end blasting into hundreds of acres of ocean waters. Such intense seismic activity is completely unnecessary in supporting renewable energy development, such as offshore wind. Our coastal environment is too precious to risk with ANY drilling-related activity.
Deadline for comments EXTENDED: July 2, 2012