Atlantic Oil Drilling Proposal Not At all Popular With Environmental Groups

Atlantic Oil Drilling Proposal Not At all Popular With Environmental GroupsThe new proposal put forward by the Obama administration to open up new areas in the Atlantic Ocean for offshore oil drilling may sound good to the oil industry, but the idea is not at all popular with the environmental groups. They say these drilling sites which will stretch from Virginia to Georgia poses threat for the marine wildlife as well as the coastal communities.

The possibilities of oil drilling off the South-eastern coast are making headlines as of now. On Monday, the St. Marys City Council would hear a presentation which supports the seismic airgun testing by vice president of state affairs for the Consumer Energy Alliance, Brydon Ross.

These airguns blast with loud noise and are used for finding deposits of oil and gas deep in the ocean floor.

Alice Keyes, the associate director of an environmental advocacy group says that seismic testing involves certain risks. Keyes said that this kind of seismic testing can possibly have negative impact on marine mammals, especially the North Atlantic right whales, which is a species that comes under the category of 'critically endangered'.

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