Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) Files Bill to Protect Florida’s Coastline from Seismic Blasting | Oceana USA

apalachicola-178341_640                  Seismic blasting not only jeopardizes the natural environment, but also the local fishing and tourism industries. The outpouring of opposition to seismic blasting on both the West and East Coast has drawn national attention to importance of maintaining a healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystem.

 

Thanks to the successful legislation Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) helped to pass in 2006, drilling rigs are banned from Florida’s Gulf coast through 2022. The Atlantic side of the state may also now be safer from the damaging effects of seismic blasting, with Nelson’s announcement on Friday of his new bill to prohibit the dangerous practice of seismic blasting off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Source: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) Files Bill to Protect Florida’s Coastline from Seismic Blasting | Oceana USA