PISMO BEACH, Calif- A lot of people are upset about PG&E's low energy seismic tests that happened over a year ago and went to the Coastal Commission Wednesday to ask for help.
Community members voiced theirs concerns about PG&E's low energy seismic surveys that happened in 2010 and 2011. Many people said PG&E had been doing the work under outdated permits from the California State Lands Commission and that important information was left out of the documents.
"The most recent scientific literature was not considered when analyzing the affects of sound on marine mammals, harbor porpoises, and sea otters died. The maps did no contain the boundaries of marine protected areas," said one community member. "We are looking into these new issues that have been raised including working with state lands to re-evaluate their permit that was issued in the 1980s," said Coastal Commission Executive Director Charles Lester.
California State Lands Commission recently got money from the Ocean Protection Council to go back and do an environmental review of the 1984 documents for the low energy seismic surveys.
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