The International Association of Geophysical contractors posted the following article:
Dem waves air gun as panel clashes over seismic testing
Rob Hotakainen, E&E News reporter
Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A House Natural Resources panel clashed yesterday over the question of whether loud sounds from seismic air gun surveying for oil and gas deposits beneath the oceans can damage marine mammals.
California Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman said the blasts of up to 120 decibels, repeated every 10 to 12 seconds, have “an enormous and obvious impact” and should not be allowed under federal law.