SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Oil & Gas Seismic Airgun Demonstration
Imagine if a jet plane flew over your head every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time.
A jet plane is just a small taste of the disruptive and deafening impact that seismic airgun testing will have on marine life if we don’t take action now. Join us Tuesday, February 5th at Marion Square in Charleston for a press conference and demonstration urging the Department of the Interior to reject seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic! Seismic airgun testing is used to find deep pockets of oil in the sea floor and is step one toward offshore drilling in the Atlantic. The decibels produced by seismic airgun blasts are loud enough to kill a human and for marine life the stakes are too high.
We will hold a press conference followed by a mock-seismic airgun test demonstration for 15 minutes using noise-makers to simulate the seismic testing proposed in the Atlantic that will occur every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for days to weeks at a time.
The proposed seismic airgun testing for the Atlantic is projected to disturb and injure up to 138,500 dolphins and whales. The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to make a decision in 2013, so join us to send a clear message: NO seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic!