a New Bipartisan Bill Would Protect Marine Life From a Deadly Offshore Drilling Practice

On Thursday, a bipartisan team of legislators introduced a bill to block permits along the Atlantic coast for seismic airgun blasting—an ecologically disastrous practice in which petroleum companies use sonic pulses to identify oil and gas beneath the seabed. The Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act is co-sponsored by Congressman Don Beyer (D-Virginia) and Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey).
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