North Carolina, Others Sue Federal Government To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts


Last updated 12/31/2018 at 9:51am

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — North Carolina is among a group of East Coast states attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off their coasts by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process.

Nine states filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at reversing federal approval for underwater seismic testing that involves blasting the sea bed with sound waves.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the idea is to prevent drilling from ever happening by blocking the first step in oil exploration — the sonic testing that looks for buried oil or gas deposits. Last month the Nati...

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