Why Are NC Environmental Groups Allowing Seismic Cannons for Oil and Gas Exploration?


Anything Obama wants, he will get, in the state of North Carolina.  Surely, the North Carolina Democrat Party m̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶b̶e̶ , should be questioning how we got to this point.  Pat McCrory is pushing the hydraulic fracking issue in the name of improving the economic prospects for NC, while Obama  opens the East Coast to oil exploration with sonic cannons (starting early 2015.)  Why are the  Southern Environmental Law Center and the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance not taking a position on the 5 Billion dollar natural gas pipeline to North Carolina?

Anyone who has witnessed the bitter divide of the environmentalists and the economic development, “jobs creation” political stances should be scratching their heads by now.  Why  are  NC environmental groups turning a blind eye on the fact that seismic blasts threaten to injure or kill thousands of Atlantic marine mammals? As the Left/Right paradigm illusion fizzles, this agenda will be enacted despite what the environmental risks are or what the residents of a particular region protest.

The agenda is more dangerous than many realize and has been outlined by Deborah Tavares. The following video is cued at a point that will discuss methane deposits and the seismic weaponry (Blast Wave Accelerator), that will be used in the name of oil and gas exploration off the East Coast of North America. Deborah Tavares and Trevor Coppola discuss NASA FUTURE WARFARE DOCUMENT

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Over the years, the Navy has been forced to acknowledge what science has clearly demonstrated: noise generated by sonar and underwater detonations can kill marine mammals, like whales and porpoises, and disturb their normal feeding, breeding and migration. In preparing for its upcoming exercises, the Navy has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service for approval to “take” a number of marine mammals — “take” being the broad term for everything from killing these creatures to disturbing their habits. It is up to the National Marine Fisheries Service to send the Navy back to the drawing board. The damage it intends to do is simply unacceptable.

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Quakes, methane production linked
Starting in August 2001, there have been 16 magnitude 3.8 or stronger earthquakes – including one magnitude 5.0 and another magnitude 5.3. That compares to the one earthquake during the previous three decades, a magnitude 4.0.

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Blast Wave Accelerators: Space Launch System
Explosive or blast-wave accelerators are a member of the class of chemical catapult (artillery gun type) launch systems. In explosive accelerators, a projectile is accelerated either by a high explosive or by hydrogen gas that is compressed by an explosive (Wenzel and Gehring, 1965; Wenzel, 1987).

Seismic Surveys
Seismic surveys utilize arrays of airguns to produce powerful sound waves. Sudden releases of pressurized air bubbles create the sound source, with up to 20 guns fired at the same time, while “streamers” of hydrophones listen for echoes. Using sophisticated acoustic processing, these echoes can provide information about geological structures up to 40 kilometers below the sea floor. Seismic surveys are used by the oil and gas industry in its search for new hydrocarbon deposits and the monitoring of reservoirs as they are emptied. The “source level” of most airgun arrays can be 200dB or higher. For comparison, a loud rock concert is about 115dB and a jet engine at 100 feet is about 140dB. A typical seismic air gun array pulled by a ship might fire its compressed air bubbles into the ocean five or six times a minute — more than 7,000 shots in 24 hours.

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