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Cannon fire in oil exploration upsets environmentalists

1 year ago July 18, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 Friday, July 18 2014 Friday, July 18, 2014 6:43:13 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FLORIDA- Environmentalists are concerned about the Obama Administration opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration.

It's in part because oil companies were given final permission to use sonic cannons that can find energy deposits deep under the ocean floor.

Environmentalists say the cannons endanger marine life.

But the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says the decision is a balanced approach that will protect the environment while exploring for offshore resources.

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