Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Government oversight of offshore drilling is ineffective, says the US Government

March 24, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on Government oversight of offshore drilling is ineffective, says the US Government

“Delivering offshore energy to the American people is safer than ever as a result of industry’s leadership and continuous investments in safety . . . and an enhanced regulatory regime.” That’s the marketing pitch for offshore oil drilling from Energy Tomorrow, a product of the American Petroleum Institute. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon environmental and economic […]

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Welcome to BAPAC

March 21, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on Welcome to BAPAC

Thank you for reading this first blog of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC), the leading business organization working to ensure the long term health and economic vitality of the Atlantic seaboard through responsible stewardship of the coastal and ocean waters. The support BAPAC has received since our organizational meeting in North […]

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Habr: Don’t drill off Virginia’s shore

March 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Habr: Don’t drill off Virginia’s shore

In “Trump should tap off-shore energy” (March 12 commentary), David Ramadan writes from his perch in Northern Virginia to offer up Virginia’s coastal homes and businesses to offshore drilling — but he does not speak for us. If one thing was clear following the recent debate over opening the Southeast coast to offshore drilling, it’s the […]

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New Jersey Chamber Exec Elected Chair Business Alliance Formally Organized

March 16, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on New Jersey Chamber Exec Elected Chair Business Alliance Formally Organized

COLUMBIA, SC – The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) recently elected its board of directors and officers with a New Jersey business leader as the chair. BAPAC is leading the business opposition to drilling and seismic testing for oil and gas off the Atlantic Coast. Vicki Clark, president and CEO of the […]

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EDITORIAL: Numbers against offshore oil

March 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Numbers against offshore oil

Charleston Post and Courier February 24, 2017 The numbers speak for themselves. Tourists spent more than $20 billion in South Carolina in 2015, setting a record high for the state. That number tops the previous year by nearly a billion dollars. In 2014, tourism supported one of every 10 jobs in South Carolina. It generated […]

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Atlantic Coast Business Leaders Elected to New Board Business Alliance Formally Organized

March 15, 2017 - By: - In: Press Releases - Comments Off on Atlantic Coast Business Leaders Elected to New Board Business Alliance Formally Organized

Date: March 15, 2017 From: Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) Contact: Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO, BAPAC, 803-497-3204 (O), 803-600-6874 (C) fknapp@scsbc.org COLUMBIA, SC- The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) recently elected its board of directors and officers. BAPAC is leading the business opposition to drilling and seismic testing […]

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Offshore drilling opponents re-gear for new round of battles

February 21, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Offshore drilling opponents re-gear for new round of battles

By Bo Petersen  A little more than a month after seismic blast testing for oil and natural gas was stopped offshore of South Carolina, exploration companies are gearing up for a new try. Conservation groups are gearing up to fight again. This time, the battle will focus on jobs and the economy, they say. A […]

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Did seismic tests kill pilot whales?

February 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Did seismic tests kill pilot whales?

BY FRANK KNAPP JR. On Nov. 13, the world’s largest seismic testing ship began surveying the waters off New Zealand for oil. Now over 600 pilot whales have washed onto an isolated stretch of beach. Most have died. Coincidence? First, here is an explanation of seismic testing. Seismic airgun testing is a dangerous process that […]

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Building resistance to offshore drilling

February 17, 2017 - By: - In: Press Releases - Comments Off on Building resistance to offshore drilling

Columbia, SC—Following the past 12 months’ success in avoiding Atlantic Coast exploration and drilling for oil and gas, the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) is expanding its reach. “With the new administration and Congress will come stronger efforts to allow offshore exploration and drilling for oil and gas,” said Frank Knapp Jr., […]

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LETTER: More dead whales in New Zealand

February 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on LETTER: More dead whales in New Zealand

The Greenville News February 15, 2017 My opinion editorial, ‘The “scientific” effect of seismic testing is death’ ran in The Greenville News Jan. 10.  Seismic testing is the process of large vessels exploring for oil deposits using airgun blasting. One seismic vessel can tow up to 96 airguns that can cover an area 21 times larger than […]

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