Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:52 AM

GasBuddy News Article

41
votes
Groups oppose using air guns to help find oil in Atlantic

Greenville Online -- CHARLESTON — Conservation groups oppose using air guns to search for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic Coast.

Katie Parrish of Oceania, a group working protect the world’s oceans, told a Charleston news conference Tuesday that the guns are so loud they could deafen ocean mammals.

The guns shoot compressed air into the water so researchers can map oil and gas deposits beneath the ocean. Representatives of the South Carolina Aquarium and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy attended the news conference.

Andy Radford of the American Petroleum Institute says air guns have been used for decades and there’s never been a documented case of a sea creature killed by them.

He says the industry uses mitigation such as slowly increasing the air gun intensity so sea creatures can swim away


Read the Full Article

Submitted Feb 07, 2013 By: bar1035
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Groups oppose using air guns to help find oil in Atlantic Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
teenitup
Champion Author Houston

Posts:5,353
Points:961,915
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:12:31 AM

Good idea NYoutlaw.
A_NY_Outlaw
Champion Author Albany

Posts:1,563
Points:1,413,820
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:01:39 PM

This would be fine if the conservation groups want to pay the difference for the increase in fuel prices because we are handcuffed by our liberal king Obama and his minions.
gasoutherneagle
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:2,249
Points:742,660
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 4:27:02 PM

My friend Katie is so full of BS. Disregard anything she implies or says!
geezrtek
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,123
Points:906,125
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:43:32 AM

OK
bullseye100
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,857
Points:1,222,520
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:30:40 AM

Sound does travel very well under water. Maybe the environmentalist have a point.
ZeroBoxes
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:1,079
Points:213,440
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:28:59 AM

What are other options? Ground Penetrating RADAR?
cheli2010
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:2,308
Points:702,880
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:20:50 AM

Interesting....I did not know Mammals had ears...
TXryder
Champion Author Texas

Posts:6,186
Points:1,135,355
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:18:15 AM

Saw the documentary about how those oil exploration air guns are causing massive beach whale occurrences on the Atlantic shores of Europe and Greenland sector of the globe.

BlueVanGroup
Champion Author Fort Collins

Posts:10,893
Points:2,288,660
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:13:59 AM


Environmentalists have a clear message:

* We can't keep doing what we're doing now.

* We can't do anything else.
2granny
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:12,845
Points:2,240,400
Joined:Apr 2009
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:10:06 AM

WOW! What next?
Samo1961
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,905
Points:1,370,475
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:04:07 AM

Am I missing something here, it's just air.
AriesMMD
Champion Author Sacramento

Posts:3,268
Points:1,086,835
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:02:11 AM

"Big Brother" is protecting oceans?
#12#_vabchusa
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:3,863
Points:831,605
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Just send a politican down...lol
DYSKYPILOT
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:5,724
Points:1,366,250
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:01:41 AM

Where is the no tax group?
olebufnav
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:7,453
Points:1,754,390
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:01:02 AM

Lot better than what comes from Washington, DC in the form of noise.
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

Posts:487
Points:85,225
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:00:43 AM

Survival of the fittest.
Ebaz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,820
Points:1,141,350
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:00:26 AM

It's air
derek84us
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:1,104
Points:291,010
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:59:24 AM

no one is happy 100% of the time
Zygnatz
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:15,869
Points:3,267,605
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:59:21 AM

What about the damage to the public by political hot air blasts?
JaegerWMeister
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:1,314
Points:638,380
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:59:11 AM

Why can't they initialize the air discharge lower to the ocean floor, thus protecting the hearing of oceanic life? I'm not a tree hugger, but to flippantly concur with damaging the hearing of something dependant on sonar, is too much of an ethical stretch.
RedskinGas
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:3,789
Points:1,549,360
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:59:07 AM

Are these type of groups ever in favor of doing anything besides doing nothing?
trekmanKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,169
Points:1,101,080
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:58:55 AM

Ohkay!
Rhino8of8
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:3,104
Points:1,044,295
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:58:41 AM

Increasing intensity so they can move away. That settled it for me.
BlueVanGroup
Champion Author Fort Collins

Posts:10,893
Points:2,288,660
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:57:28 AM


Many articles start out, "Conservation groups oppose __________."
krobp46
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:6,004
Points:1,312,995
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:53:04 AM

Oh, so the tree huggers are now becoming squid huggers?
indyjim
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:14,526
Points:3,094,230
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:52:32 AM

????????????
KillChain
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:6,003
Points:2,237,580
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:52:06 AM

Save the Bubbles!
pper
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:6,244
Points:1,439,675
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:51:16 AM

Why do we care more for animals than humans?
BigHorne1
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,390
Points:1,006,730
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:50:10 AM

Want to hear about if they find more oil, we will see guarantee prices at the pump at under two dollars a gallon. I am tired of supporting all this oil exploration and drilling and our gas prices at the pump are over two dollars a gallon. NO other country that is drilling this much oil, charges their citizens this much per gallon. I say again that is drilling as much as we are.
Don20
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:12,875
Points:3,379,160
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:50:08 AM

Groups oppose using air guns to help find oil in Atlantic..

If under water it should not make any noise. But probably would create a lot of vibration in the immediate area....
LtRTH
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:4,874
Points:1,350,305
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:50:07 AM

Where are the facts to back up their claim. That all these groups ever seem to do, make claims without any real cold hard facts to back them up.

[Edited by: LtRTH at 2/7/2013 10:50:32 AM EST]
Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

Posts:117,272
Points:904,580
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:49:21 AM

Get ear muffs for the ocean mammals
FuelPump
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:24,748
Points:4,189,575
Joined:Apr 2003
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:49:13 AM

Have to understand human nature. There will always be a 'group' that will oppose anything. Probably a group somewhere that opposes motherhood.
Gas_Eyes
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:2,857
Points:681,310
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:49:08 AM

This looks like a bad practice.
yonasb
Champion Author Houston

Posts:3,463
Points:852,575
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:48:40 AM

take care the animals please
GrumpyCat
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,939
Points:1,405,075
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:46:43 AM

If air guns are not allowed then do it the old fashioned way: dynamite.
gafgar
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,381
Points:883,075
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:45:18 AM

depends on who you believe.
NightRider
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:2,769
Points:152,855
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:40:18 AM

"haven't these people ever heard of the dolphins and whales hurling themselves onto shores. You can't tell me they aren't affected. Dummies."

OK, so where is the proof that it is being caused by air guns?
malfrog1
Champion Author South Bend

Posts:5,375
Points:1,309,985
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:40:14 AM

Who wins? Not everyone does.
civicdutie
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:5,743
Points:1,529,175
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:38:31 AM

Well, I guess you can't make everyone happy.
Ken2OD
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:12,206
Points:2,735,945
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:36:38 AM

According to the GREEN WEENIES, both breathing and hearing are bad for your health.
chuckhermann
Champion Author New York

Posts:1,960
Points:1,039,495
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:35:20 AM

Is it me, or did the article only seem to be getting starting? Where's the rest of the interview? Where is the rebuttle, the back and forth between the various groups? I don't think this was well written at all.
bigtravelerPA
Veteran Author Harrisburg

Posts:339
Points:205,130
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:32:58 AM

Didn't know that ocean animals had ears
BudsterMO
Champion Author Kansas City

Posts:6,844
Points:1,448,715
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:30:35 AM

Maybe this, maybe that, ?????, ZZZZZZZZZ.
VomVom
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:3,953
Points:2,238,455
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:28:38 AM

Why don't the liberal left eco-terrorists produce some data and proof that the air guns will harm ocean mammals?
VernonOR
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:5,909
Points:1,469,600
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:21:05 AM

Caused by the world thirst for oil, so lets keep working on alternative energy.
devildog66
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:3,730
Points:1,061,165
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:20:57 AM

we can always get OSHA involved to issue an order to all the sea mamuals for hearing protection. that should not add too much to the national debt that this administration is racking up.
NightRider
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:2,769
Points:152,855
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:20:13 AM

"Andy Radford of the American Petroleum Institute says air guns have been used for decades and there’s never been a documented case of a sea creature killed by them." What was the problem again?
sleuth696
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:4,049
Points:948,340
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:20:10 AM

Maybe they could put a 'silencer' on the air gun?
gws2980
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:5,285
Points:1,261,335
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:19:13 AM

Try it in their back yard
Janetique
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:3,908
Points:1,492,425
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Interesting. There is a cost involved with all energy exploration and we can't afford to kill ecosystems in the pursuit of energy.
Post a reply Back to Topics