Seismic Survey

Permits for Atlantic Seismic Surveys enter 1000th Day Waiting for NOAA Fisheries Action

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE April 23, 2018  Permits for Atlantic Seismic Surveys enter 1000th Day Waiting for NOAA Fisheries Action  Demonstrates the Agency’s dysfunction and failure to act according to law Houston, Texas – April 23, 2018 – Today marks the 1000th day since NOAA Fisheries […]

GAO finds inconsistencies in processing offshore oil testing

The Hill | Timothy Cama | January 4, 2018 Federal regulators under the Obama administration were inconsistent in how they processed applications to conduct seismic research for offshore oil and natural gas, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found. Auditors found in a report released Thursday that, depending […]

Chairman Bishop Provides Much Needed Look at Seismic Permitting Process with GAO Report

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, Chairman Bishop Provides Much Needed Look at Seismic Permitting Process with GAO Report Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued this statement following the release of the Government Accountability […]

Seismic testing will be good for SC

The State | Dr. James Knapp | December 8, 2017 Contrary to what you’d think from the debate over seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, marine seismic surveys have been conducted for more than 80 years, on every continental margin, and throughout most ocean basins. […]

Survey Says…Offshore Seismic is Safe

Forbes | Robert Bradley, Jr. | August 11, 2017 Late last month, Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons released a joint statementopposing seismic surveying in the Atlantic Ocean. Their worry is that such preparatory drilling work for oil and natural gas below the ocean floor […]

Letter: Embrace opportunity to explore energy savings

USA Today | July 15, 2017 | Kevin Doyle While Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) applauds Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman Matt Gaetz for their service, we are concerned about their position regarding energy development and the consequences on working families, retirees living on fixed incomes, […]

Support safe offshore energy exploration

Tallahassee Democrat | Mark Alvarez | July 6, 2017 As a U.S. Army veteran and proud member of Florida Vets4Energy, I am pleased to see the Executive Order by President Trump to explore offshore resources prioritizing safe U.S. energy development. The direct correlation between energy security […]

It’s time to move forward with offshore seismic surveys

Greenville News | Robert Alario | July 6, 2017 After years of delays and flip-flopping from the Obama administration, seismic surveys of oil and natural gas resources along South Carolina’s coast may finally happen. The Trump administration has signaled its willingness to expand offshore oil […]

Seismic tests as a steppingstone to Virginia offshore drilling raises excitement and concern

The Virginian-Pilot | Dave Mayfield | June 26, 2017 A rig won’t drill off the Virginia coast without a new round of seismic surveys for potential oil and gas deposits. That’s one of the few things about which there’s wide agreement among people who cry […]

Letter: Facts to determine ruling on seismic testing

New Bern Sun Journal | Don Oltz | June 14, 2017 This is a response to the May 13 article “Feds push new seismic testing.” For several years I chaired the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Committee for the Dept. of Interior Minerals (DOI) Management Service […]
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