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Web Xtra: Offshore Drilling Debate - Seismic Testing

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Seismic testing is the process by which companies determine where oil and gas reserves are located offshore. Environmentalists claim seismic testing hurts marine life while supporters of offshore drilling argue the economic benefits outweight the potential risks. For a look at both sides of the debate:

Environmental side: https://www.ecowatch.com/seismic-tesing-oil-drilling-2402920868.html

Energy side: http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas/wells-to-consumer/exploration-and-production/offshore/seismic-surveys-needed-in-the-atlantic

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