IAGC President Comments on the Release of the Atlantic Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

IAGC President Comments on the Release of the Atlantic Programmatic 
Environmental Impact Statement 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/14 --  Chip Gill, International
Association of Geophysical Contractors President, today issued the
following statement regarding the Department of the Interior's
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: 
"The release of the PEIS is an important step in the process of
allowing our government to make informed policy decisions for the
Atlantic based on updated assessments. Seismic and other acoustical
surveys are necessary in determining where oil and gas resources are
underlying the mid and south Atlantic." 
"We are evaluating the final PEIS to ensure BOEM's framework for
permitting seismic exploration and its suggested mitigation measures
are proportionate to the level of risk of impact to marine life and
based on sound science. The geophysical industry has over the past 40
years consistently demonstrated its ability to operate seismic
exploration activities in a manner that protects marine life around
the world."  
About IAGC
 IAGC is the international trade association representing
the industry that provides geophysical services (geophysical data
acquisition, seismic data ownership and licensing, geophysical data
processing and interpretation, and associated service and product
providers) to the oil and gas industry. 
More information on IAGC and the geophysical industry can be found at
http://www.iagc.org and http://geophysicsrocks.com 
For reference material on Marine Mammal Protection, see  
http://www.iagc.org/MarineEnvironment/references/  
For a video overview of marine seismic operations, see  
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEE2ECC235BCA5FA0  
Contact: 
Gail Adams
Director of Communications
gail.adams@iagc.org
713-957-8080 - office 
281-702-4201 - mobile 
International Association of Geophysical Contractors
1225 North Loop West
Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77008 USA
(713) 957-8080 
 
 
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