Though Obama administration dropped plans for Atlantic offshore drilling, possibilty of dangerous seismic airgun blasting remains
By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams. published 3-30-2016
North Atlantic right whales. (Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit # 665-1652)
When the Obama administration announced earlier this month that it was reversing its plans to open the mid- and south-Atlantic to oil and gas drilling, environmental groups cheered.
But, as a new set of maps from ocean conservation group Oceana shows, “entire marine communities” in those waters from Delaware to Florida are still under threat. Continue reading