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Sanford and 2 House members from NC call for testing review

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Charleston, SC (AP) -

South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is one of 31 House members asking the federal government to halt permitting for seismic testing for offshore natural gas and oil.
    
Sanford wrote in a letter signed by other lawmakers that the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management should prepare new environmental reviews of the impacts of using seismic air guns to explore off the coast.
    
He wrote current studies don't take into account the long-term economic and ecological impacts.
    
The letter was also signed by North Carolina U.S. Reps. Walker Jones and David Price.
    
Sanford wrote information about what is found by energy companies won't be shared with the states so states can't make a reasonable analysis of the benefits and risks posed by offshore drilling.

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