Seismic Testing Off California Coast

Surfrider Foundation has brought to light the issue of Seismic Testing off the Central Coast of California, proposed by Pacific Gas & Electric.  Get more information here, and check out the press release:

October 25 - Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is seeking to conduct seismic testing off the Central Coast of California at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.  These tests require firing underwater air guns (each one producing an explosion measuring approximately 255 decibels), day and night, for days on end.

By PG&E’s own admission, these tests have the potential to harm or kill thousand marine mammals!

Moreover, these tests may also pose a significant risk to any surfers, swimmers or divers in the water.

According to researchers, including a scientist at the United States Geologic Survey (USGS), the data derived from this project is duplicative and may not answer key questions regarding plant safety.  PG&E has not made the case that these destructive tests are necessary to improve plant safety.

YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION HEARING ON NOV 14th IS NECESSARY TO HAVE ANY CHANCE OF STOPPING THIS PROJECT FROM HAPPENING!

If you do not speak out now we will likely be unable to stop this project from taking place.  Not only will this project cause great harm to the Central Coast, it virtually guarantees a similar project to take place off San Onofre in the next few months.

HELP US KEEP OUR COAST OPEN TO SWIMMING, SURFING AND DIVING, AND PROTECT THOUSANDS OF MARINE MAMMALS!  PLEASE ATTEND THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION HEARING ON NOV 14TH !!

When: Nov 14  (hearing starts at 9am,  Surfrider will be hosting a pancake breakfast for activists at 7am at Jinky’s Café:  1447 2nd Street  Santa Monica, CA 90401.)

Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – East Wing 
1855 Main Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90401

If you cannot attend the hearing, please send a message to the Coastal Commission asking them to deny the project.

If you have questions, please contact Stefanie at:  Ssekich@surfrider.org

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