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Florida DEP to feds: Don't approve seismic tests without more research

Florida DEP to feds: Don't approve seismic tests without more research

Florida's environmental agency is asking the federal government not to allow seismic testing off the state's Atlantic coast until more research is done on the tests' effects on sea life. "Florida is concerned about the effects . on its marine and coastal resources," including endangered sea turtles and right whales, the Department of Environmental Protection's deputy chief of staff, Carla Gaskin Mautz, told the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in a letter sent last week. Mautz added that "much of Florida's economy is dependent on these healthy and sustainable . resources," and there's too much still unknown about testing's impacts. ...

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