Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Editorial: Speak out against offshore drilling

July 10, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Speak out against offshore drilling

The Virginia Pilot July 10, 2017 THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, only a few years ago, floated the idea of opening the Atlantic coastal shelf to oil and gas exploration. President Barack Obama believed his White House could help accelerate the domestic energy production revolution happening under his watch. And he proposed advancing and expanding clean- and […]

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Hogan says he opposes offshore drilling as state raises concerns about seismic testing

July 8, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Hogan says he opposes offshore drilling as state raises concerns about seismic testing

The Baltimore Sun July 7, 2017 By Scott Dance Gov. Larry Hogan said this week he’s against gas drilling off of Maryland’s coast, and as President Donald Trump’s administration considers seismic testing to search for energy reserves, state officials are asking the federal government to more closely study its impact. The Trump administration last month […]

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Editorial: Stand firm against offshore oil

July 7, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Stand firm against offshore oil

Charleston Post and Courier July 7, 2017   When President Obama considered opening the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil exploration, he rightly got an earful from concerned coastal communities. Now that President Trump has brashly begun work on an early do-over of Mr. Obama’s plan, he should expect the same. Indeed, given the universal coastal […]

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Opinion: Risky offshore oil drilling rules

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Opinion: Risky offshore oil drilling rules

Charleston Post & Courier July 6, 2017 BY BOB GRAHAM and WILLIAM K. REILLY Seven years ago, a BP oil well blew out off Louisiana, causing the Deepwater Horizon drill rig to explode, killing 11 workers and releasing several million barrels of toxic crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As co-chairmen of the bipartisan […]

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Businesses Cite Excessive Problems with Government Regulations on Seismic Airgun Blasting

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: Press Releases - Tags: , - Comments Off on Businesses Cite Excessive Problems with Government Regulations on Seismic Airgun Blasting

Date:       July 6, 2017 From:      Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) Subject:   Businesses Cite Excessive Problems with Government Regulations on Seismic Airgun Blasting Contact:  Frank Knapp, President/CEO of BAPAC, 803-497-3204 (w), 803-600-6874 (c),  fknapp@protectingtheatlanticcoast.org The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) has submitted its official comments in opposition to the federal government approving applications from […]

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Comments to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Marine Fisheries Service

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: - Comments Off on Comments to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Marine Fisheries Service

July 5, 2017 Jolie Harrison Chief, Permits and Conservation Division Office of Protected Resources National Marine Fisheries Service 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Dr. Walter Cruickshank Acting Director Bureau of Ocean Energy Management U.S. Department of Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Comments on Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to […]

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Does offshore drilling have a future off the Jersey Coast?

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Does offshore drilling have a future off the Jersey Coast?

NPR July 3, 2017 By Susan Phillips In this Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez addresses a large rally in Asbury Park, N.J. The Obama administration banned offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic. But President Trump will review the policy with the goal of achieving “American energy dominance.” Environmentalists and coastal […]

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The Bipartisan Fight for Quieter Oceans

July 5, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on The Bipartisan Fight for Quieter Oceans

The Atlantic July 5, 2017 The Trump administration wants to prospect the Atlantic for oil and gas using loud explosive blasts that will seriously harm whales, fish, and other marine life. By Ed Yong Last night, to celebrate the fourth of July, the air over the U.S. filled with fireworks. The noise they created was […]

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Deadline for comments about seismic testing in Atlantic is July 6

July 4, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Deadline for comments about seismic testing in Atlantic is July 6

(The deadline for submitting comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service has been extended to July 21st.) South Strand News July 3, 2017 By Clayton Stairs Top of Form Bottom of Form As the July 6 deadline for comments about seismic testing for oil off the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. approaches, elected officials, business […]

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Trump reopens Atlantic waters to oil, gas exploration

July 3, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Trump reopens Atlantic waters to oil, gas exploration

Charleston Post and Courier July 1, 2017 By Bo Petersen   President Donald Trump has formally reopened Atlantic waters to leasing for oil and natural gas drilling — areas that were closed by the Obama administration after a massive outcry from coastal residents and businesses. Trump on Friday ordered the process to begin for issuing leases […]

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