Tell President Obama: Stop Marine Seismic Blasting
The Obama Administration made a huge mistake by authorizing the use of deadly seismic blasting off the U.S. East Coast. These blasts threaten to injure or kill up to 138,200 marine mammals — including endangered North Atlantic right whales — and will devastate coastal communities who depend on tourism, fishing, and coastal recreation.
Let's show the Obama Administration that we will not stand by and watch in silence as they destroy our natural resources.
Join me today in telling the Obama Administration that their decision is severely flawed and we won't let them allow seismic blasting permits that damage our coastal life and communities!
Dear President Obama,
According to the Department of the Interior's own estimates, the use of airguns would injure and disrupt up to 138,200 marine mammals. These impacts would include injuries and disturbances to critically endangered species, like the North Atlantic right whale, of which there are less than 500 whales left. Additionally, coastal economies will feel the loss of revenue as profitable fish stocks become threatened by the loud seismic airgun blasts.
1. The Record of Decision to explore the Atlantic Ocean is deeply and utterly flawed.
2. As a concerned citizen and stakeholder, I commit to doubling down my efforts and do everything in my power to stop the permitting process.
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Throughout this permitting process, we will be here to stop dangerous permits and put an end to this destruction of our valuable marine animals and coastal livelihoods.