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Environmental Politics / Seismic Testing #1135832

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 17, 2019
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(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The court challenge from environmentalist to President Trump's approval of seismic testing on the Eastern seaboard to search for oil & gas featured; details given of worries the sounds could upset marine life; diagrams shown to indicate how seismic testing works to map oil/gas deposits. [Oceana's Diane HOSKINS†- says whales use sound to communicate.] [New England Aquarium Dr. Scott KRAUS††, Dr. Roslaind ROLLAND††- explain how loud the sounds are & the danger to right whales.] [American Petroleum Inst. Erik MILITO†- defends the industry.] [South Carolina Small Business chamber of commerce Frank KNAPP†- opposes the noise as destructive.]

Snow, Kate;
Thompson, Anne

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