US Attorneys General Intervene In Lawsuit To Halt Seismic Testing Off Atlantic Coast

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Attorney General James Joins States’ Efforts To Halt Seismic Testing Off Atlantic Coast 
NEW YORK  – Attorney General Letitia James, along with 8 other attorneys general, has joined a group of non-governmental organizations’ motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump Administration’s authorization of harassment of marine mammals via seismic air gun surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. These “seismic testing” surveys, meant to explore the ocean floor for oil and gas, will expose whales, dolphins, and porpoises to repeated sound blasts louder than 160 decibels. The surveys will threaten the health and life of hundreds of thousands of highly sensitive marine mammals, including multiple endangered or threatened species. In addition, these tests are another step toward allowing offshore drilling – an action that could result in severe and irreparable harm to coastal and…

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