LTE: Seismic data is of immense scientific value

The Post & Courier | Chris McClindon | July 29, 2019

As an outspoken advocate for the collection of scientific data to study the Earth, I was gratified by Bo Peterson’s May 30 story on U.S. Geological Survey’s project to collect geophysical data to study buried faults in South Carolina.

I was equally miffed, however, by the July 12 Post and Courier editorial calling for the USGS’s parent agency to “shut the door” on geophysical data along the southeastern seaboard.

Chris is the President of the New Orleans Geological Society Memorial Foundation.

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