Stop Seismic Blasting
To find fossil fuels buried deep below the sea floor, the oil and gas industry trawls the ocean with powerful airguns. These cannons sound off every 10 to 12 seconds, recording the acoustic vibrations that bounce back as a way to map the sea bottom.
But seismic testing for oil creates what biologists call an "acoustic smog" that drowns out whale chatter and interferes with the way marine mammals perceive the world. Over time, animals that rely on sonar and listening to 'see' can go blind and can't function properly. For animals like whales and dolphins that use sound to eat, hunt, find mates, navigate and communicate with their young families, these sonic booms are incredibly dangerous.
Fortunately, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, which would place a temporary ban on geological and geophysical activities related to oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic. He's since been joined by six co-sponsors, all East Coast Democrats.
Sign here to ask yourhere to protect marine life, stop new oil exploration, and tell President Obama to stop off-shore seismic surveys -- and tell your friends too!