CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E): stop seismic testing off the Central Coast of California
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CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E): stop seismic testing off the Central Coast of California

    1. tara farrell
    2. Petition by

      tara farrell

      woodland hills, CA

"THOUSANDS OF MARINE MAMMALS AND SWIMMERS, SURFERS AND
DIVERS ARE AT RISK!!!
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.
Signing this petition 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!

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    • Lisa Delfino WOODBRIDGE, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      There is too much at risk in Seismic Testing. The marine animals that live there have a right to exist in a NATURAL environment. This testing is harmful at best and lethal at worst.

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    • Jocelyn Slater FALMOUTH, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      What is with this? Sound waves, as middle or high school science, depending on the district, students know, travel farther in water than through air. Sound is also amplified as it travels through water. The potential for harm, both to people and animals is too great. Californians don't want it, and neither does anyone else.

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    • DeAnna Torres SACRAMENTO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Here is the estimated number of animals likely to be affected:

      Fin whale ..........................................205**

      Humpback whale ..............................258**

      Blue whale ........................................116**

      Minke whale .........................................7

      Short Beaked Dolphin .......................920

      Long Beaked dolphin ..........................54

      Small beaked whale ............................65

      Harbor porpoise ............................2,328

      Dall's porpoise .................................412

      Pacific white-sided dolphin ................98

      Risso's dolphin ...................................54

      Northern right whale dolphin .............41

      Bottlenose dolphin .............................13

      Sperm whale ........................................1

      Harbor seal ........................................48

      California sea lion .........................2,489

      Pacific sea otter ................................352**

      ** denotes federally endangered species

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    • Peia Edgerly RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      It seems very destructive & mindless to put sea animals at such risk.

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    • Crystal Elverud PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      It's their home!!!

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