Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan

August 18, 2017 - By: - In: Press Releases - Tags: , - Comments Off on Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan

PRESS RELEASE Date:       August 18, 2017 From:      Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) Subject:   Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan Contact:  Frank Knapp, President/CEO of BAPAC, 803-497-3204 (w), 803-600-6874 (c),  fknapp@protectingtheatlanticcoast.org Columbia, SC—The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) has filed comments to the Bureau of Ocean […]

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With McAuliffe’s move, Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling

August 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on With McAuliffe’s move, Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling

Facing South August 17, 2017 By Sue Sturgis Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has joined with the other governors of Southeastern states targeted for offshore drilling and said he opposes those plans — a critical move since federal law governing offshore oil and gas development gives special consideration to a governor’s position. On Thursday, Aug. […]

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants state kept out of new offshore oil and gas leasing program

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Richmond Times-Dispatch August 17, 2017 BY ROBERT ZULLO   Gov.  Terry McAuliffe, at various points in his political career an opponent and proponent of oil-and-gas drilling off Virginia’s coast, told the federal government Thursday that he opposes including Virginia waters in the new leasing program being assembled by President Donald Trump’s administration. “A primary concern […]

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McAuliffe says he wants Virginia out of new offshore oil, gas leasing plan

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The Virginia-Pilot August 17, 2017 By Dave Mayfield Gov. Terry McAuliffe, reversing field on a controversial issue, has asked federal officials to take the ocean waters off Virginia out of contention for a possible oil and gas lease. The governor’s office disclosed McAuliffe’s position today, making public a letter that he sent last Friday to […]

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Christie rebukes Trump over Atlantic offshore drilling plan

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New Jersey Herald August 16, 2017 James M. O’Neill, Staff Writer President Trump advocates drilling offshore from Maine to Florida, but Gov. Christie is opposed, saying spills could harm Jersey Shore property and tourism James M. O’Neill/NorthJersey.com The Christie administration Wednesday issued a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s bid to open Atlantic Ocean waters to […]

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Georgia businesses join alliance to protect coast from offshore drilling, exploration

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Savannah Morning News Augusts 16, 2017 By Mary Landers For this round, local businesses are adding their voices to the list of those opposed. About 30 Georgia businesses have joined the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast. Not quite a year old, the South Carolina-based organization boasts the support of more than 41,000 business […]

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State of New Jersey “strongly opposes” offshore drilling

August 16, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on State of New Jersey “strongly opposes” offshore drilling

New Jersey’s GOP governor, Chris Christie, in speaking for his state has joined seven members of the NJ Congressional delegation  in officially opposing putting the Atlantic in the next 5-year plan for offshore oil drilling leases. Congratulations to all who worked tirelessly to make this happen.  Read the NJ letter below.  

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