By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/27/14 12:04 PM EDT
A star on the HBO series "Veep" is urging the Obama administration to reconsider using seismic air guns when exploring for oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean.
Reid Scott, who plays deputy communications director Dan Egan on the HBO show, will visit Capitol Hill on Thursday to voice his concern with seismic testing in the Atlantic.
Scott will be joined by experts Thursday to discuss seismic air guns, and their impact on fisheries, local economies, and marine life, including the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) will also attend the event hosted by the advocacy group Oceana.