Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Editorial: Oil and S.C. waters just don’t mix

December 4, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier December 3, 2017   You wouldn’t know it in coastal South Carolina, but some state lawmakers are still open to offshore oil exploration. That needs to change. Testifying before an ad hoc House committee on offshore drilling this week, Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, R-Murrells Inlet, argued for a statewide referendum to let […]

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Right whales migrating to South Carolina coast in ‘dire straits’

November 28, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier November 26, 2017 By Bo Petersen Rare, imperiled right whales will be offshore soon. A few lucky boaters might catch a glimpse of what could be the few left of the species. After an encouraging rebound over the past few decades, the Northern right whales’ calving appears to have taken a […]

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Congress is willing to risk lives of dwindling whales and dolphins

November 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - No comments

BY LEE TALBOT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR THE HILL At the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee in 1969, I pointed out that there was more economic benefit from whale watching than whale hunting. My fellow committee members laughed skeptically. After all, their job was to provide a scientific rationale for bigger whale hunting quotas for the countries […]

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EDITORIAL: Re-energize coastal protection campaign

November 13, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Re-energize coastal protection campaign

Charleston Post and Courier Nov 12, 2017 The oil industry has increased its pressure on Congress and the administration to allow exploration for offshore oil and gas deposits on the Atlantic coast. Coastal communities from Florida to Maryland should be prepared to push back twice as hard. For the moment, permits for seismic testing off […]

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Urgent Action Needed

November 7, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Urgent Action Needed

November 7, 2017 Today, the House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing, and Wednesday the full committee will markup on an awful offshore bill entitled “SECURE American Energy Act.” This bill is the kitchen sink of industry wish lists including expediting scientifically documented dangerous seismic airgun blasting to search for […]

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Editorial: End shenanigans with Puerto Rico

November 7, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: End shenanigans with Puerto Rico

The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel November 7, 2017 By THE FORT LAUDERDALE SUN SENTINEL The last thing U.S. territory needs is the whiff of scandal involving aid efforts. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of 3.4 million people, continues to struggle with the largest power outage in our nation’s history. Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria […]

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Atlantic Offshore Drilling Threatens National Security Operations

November 1, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: - Comments Off on Atlantic Offshore Drilling Threatens National Security Operations

New Oceana Maps Highlight Areas of Conflict off Virginia and Georgia Coasts Press Release November 1, 2017 Today, Oceana released new maps highlighting concerns from the Department of Defense (DOD) over expanded offshore drilling activities and infrastructure in the Atlantic Ocean. According to DOD, the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) hosts a wide variety of training […]

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Without drilling for oil in the Atlantic, geopolitical goal is being achieved

October 31, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Without drilling for oil in the Atlantic, geopolitical goal is being achieved

The Washington Examiner story by John Siciliano tells the progress the U.S. is making in oil exports and what that has already achieved in geopolitical terms.  All without offshore drilling in the Atlantic and destroying our vibrant East Coast economy. Here are the highlights of this story: -“Oil exports increased by 300,000 barrels per day […]

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Even earless oysters ‘clam up’ over noise pollution

October 29, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: - Comments Off on Even earless oysters ‘clam up’ over noise pollution

PBS NewsHour October 25, 2017 By Teresa L. Carey Even without ears, oysters are “clamming up” when they hear too much noise in the ocean. In response to sounds similar to cargo ships, oysters slam their shells closed, seemingly to protect their soft bodies, according to a study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. Oysters are […]

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Testimony: South Carolina House Off-Shore Drilling Ad-Hoc Committee

October 27, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: - Comments Off on Testimony: South Carolina House Off-Shore Drilling Ad-Hoc Committee

(Watch the meeting video here at 0:17:30. View Mr. Knapp’s testimony starting at 3:36:30.) October 26, 2017 Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today on this important issue. I am Frank Knapp, President and CEO of […]

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