Gullah/Geechee ALERT! Stop Permits for Seismic Gun Activity Off Our Coast!

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee Nation Shoreline

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) is standing with Oceana to protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast!  There is a push to begin exploring the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast to see if there could potentially be the presence of oil.  (Oceana released a report entitled “Offshore Energy by the Numbers” which you can also obtain here: http://oceana.org/publications/reports/offshore-energy-numbers)   Seismic airguns will be used that would likely cause sea creatures to migrate to other areas to avoid this activity.   Seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep beneath the ocean floor. The decibel levels of airguns are so loud that they can disturb, injure and even kill marine life.  In addition, if oil was found and drilling began there are other potential harms such as oil spills and an increase in the potential for earthquakes along the east coast which is where the Sea…

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