Trump approved oil surveys that conservationists say will harm whales and dolphins

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  • The Trump administration gave five companies initial permission to conduct surveys of oil and gas deposits beneath a vast region off the US East Coast.
  • The surveys will utilize sound-wave blasts that conservationists say put whales and dolphins at risk.
  • President Donald Trump has espoused an “energy dominance” agenda to boost oil output for US consumption and for exports.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Trump administration on Friday gave five companies initial permission to conduct surveys of oil and gas deposits beneath a vast region off the US East Coast using sound-wave blasts that conservationists say put whales and dolphins at risk.

The fisheries office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued permits to WesternGeco LLC, a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd, and CGG to harass but not kill marine mammals with air gun blasts in a region of the Atlantic from Delaware to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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