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    Seismic Firm Moves to Override NC Decision

    WesternGeco, a company that conducts seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas, has filed an appeal of the state’s recent permit denial to the U.S. Commerce Secretary.

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    Group Rallies Against Offshore, Seismic

    More than 60 demonstrators stood together Saturday in Calabash to rally against seismic exploration and offshore drilling, according to organizers. The new environmental group based in Brunswick County, Defenders of Mother Earth, or DOME, organized the protest to share the message of protecting the coast and timed it during the busy holiday weekend for maximum exposure. Photo: Contributed

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    Group Plans Rally to Oppose Drilling, Seismic

    Organizers of a new environmental group in Brunswick County plan a rally July 6 in Calabash to raise awareness of the risks offshore drilling pose to the N.C. coast.

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    DCM Objects to Company’s Seismic Plan

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has formally objected to a firm’s proposal for seismic surveying off the North Carolina coast, calling the plan inconsistent with the state’s coastal management policies.

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    Public May Comment on Seismic Plan Review

    The Division of Coastal Management is accepting comments related to an application to do seismic testing off the N.C. coast as questions about the firm’s plans remain unanswered.

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    Stein, 8 Other AGs Join Case to Block Seismic

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein along with eight other state attorneys general joined Wednesday a case filed in December in South Carolina seeking a motion for a preliminary injunction to block seismic testing off the East Coast.

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    SC Group Moves to Block Seismic Tests

    The South Carolina Environmental Law Project has filed for an injunction to block seismic surveying off the state’s coast until after a separate lawsuit can be heard.

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    Groups Move to Block Start of Seismic Tests

    Conservation groups including the North Carolina Coastal Federation have filed in federal court a motion to block seismic surveys from beginning until a separate lawsuit is resolved.

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    Judge’s Ruling Halts Work on Seismic Permits

    A federal judge in Charleston, S.C., ruled Friday that work to issue permits for offshore seismic exploration for oil and natural gas must stop until after the partial federal government shutdown ends.

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    Cooper Leads Opposition to Seismic Testing

    East Coast governors of both parties joined to oppose seismic testing and offshore drilling by sending a letter Thursday urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to prohibit seismic testing and offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.