Take Action to Protect Whales in the Gulf of Mexico from Seismic Testing

Take Action to Protect Whales in the Gulf of Mexico from Seismic Testing

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In its final days in office, the Trump administration pushed through a regulation allowing fossil fuel companies to search for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico through a process known as seismic testing, where they criss-cross the ocean with high-volume airguns blasting the water every 10 seconds for days, weeks, and even months on end.

The noise from these seismic blasts are like bombs repeatedly going off in marine mammals’ homes — a constant, deafening assault they can’t escape.

And it’s not just whales and dolphins who are harmed by seismic testing. It also injures and kills fish and invertebrates, can dramatically reduce catch rates of some commercial fish, and tightens the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on our environment during a dire climate crisis.

Call on the Department of Commerce to reverse a dangerous Trump-era regulation allowing fossil fuel companies to search for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico through seismic testing — a process producing deafening underwater blasts that impair whales and other marine mammals’ ability to find food, communicate with each other, navigate, and breed.
Tell the Biden administration to put the Gulf of Mexico off-limits to dangerous seismic testing for new leases.

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Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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Reverse the Trump admin. regulation allowing seismic testing in the Gulf of Mexico

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