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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a draft programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS), which recommends stronger protections for marine mammals and environments in the Gulf of Mexico from potential impacts of oil and gas geophysical surveys. As in, stop oil people from scaring marine life with loud seismic air-gun bubbles! Told ya so. They also want to talk about interference from gravity surveys. What? Is the Earth changing shape an issue in the ocean? This may not end well. However, in spite of court interventions, public ignorance and endless regulation, some folks have moved ahead.

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