Imagine how would you feel if you and your family woke up daily to deafening banging and ear-shreeking sounds… and they didn’t stop. The shrill noises followed you in every room of your home, with the disturbing sounds carried as far as your office. You sit at your desk in agony, trying to concentrate, all the while knowing the same sounds are affecting your family and neighboring friends at home. Affecting even a baby in a expecting mother’s womb.
What choices would you make knowing that those noises were harming you and your loved ones? Ones that have not been born yet… our future generations?
The harmful seismic oil & gas exploration that is proposed for the Mid Atlantic & South Atlantic outer areas would do just that.
Seismic activity hurts marine wildlife, and can cause disasters, like the Gulf Oil spill that’s still effecting our eco-systems, both in the oceans and on land.
Drilling hardly gives consumers lower gas prices or energy independence, so there’s no reason to cause sonic pain to our marine friends.
Short of explosives, the intense blasts of airgun arrays are some of the loudest underwater sounds humans make… and that’s comforting to know!
This is beyond cruel for all cetaceans and marine animals that rely on hearing to do everything in life and necessary for survival.
Scientific studies show that airgun noise is loud enough to mask whale calls over thousands of miles, literally destroying their ability to communicate and breed.
Are we that insane to allow such noise when there’s other options?
Please contact Secretary Salazar and urge the U.S. Department of Interior to choose Alternative “C” (the “no-action” alternative) which will keep dangerous oil and gas exploration off American coasts, and instead focus on developing renewable energy.
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
Thank-you for making kinder choices!
Another link dealing w’ the same nonsense…. Imagine again, someone blowing out your eardrums, and then nonstop torturing your family and friends with the same cruel noises? Navy to deafen 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more!
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