OC Voices Opposition to Seismic Testing to Feds

Jan 10, 2019

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Ocean City is once again telling the federal government it does not want seismic testing that is used for offshore oil and gas exploration.

WBOC reports Mayor Rick Meehan and the city council sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Meehan told the television station that the testing may do harm to the marine life.

The Trump administration late last year gave the okay for the use of seismic air guns to look for oil and gas deposits along the Atlantic coast.  

The state of Maryland along with a number of other states have threatened to sue the federal government to stop the practice.

National Fisheries Service has given permits to five companies to carry out their searches from central Florida to Delaware.