Eastern seabord reopening to oil and gas projects

The White House is reopen­ing the East­ern Seaboard to off­shore oil and gas explo­ration. Today it was announced that sonic can­nons can be used to pin­point energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. While many jobs may come as a result, envi­ron­men­tal­ists are wor­ried about the imme­di­ate impact as well as the long-term impli­ca­tions of oil devel­op­ment. The can­nons fill waters shared by whales and tur­tles with sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine. Sav­ing endan­gered species was the envi­ron­men­tal groups’