Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

McMaster pushes for exemption on offshore drilling. Governor meets with interior secretary

February 3, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier February 3, 2018 BY BO PETERSEN Gov. Henry McMaster made his case for a South Carolina exemption to offshore oil and gas exploration as he met with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Friday at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia. McMaster and Zinke “had a good, productive conversation over lunch,” […]

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Southern Republican opposition to offshore drilling in the Atlantic grows

February 2, 2018 - By: - In: Press Releases - Tags: , - No comments

PRESS RELEASE Date: February 2, 2018 From: Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) Subject: Southern Republican opposition to offshore drilling in the Atlantic grows Contact: Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-497-3204 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@protectingtheatlanticcoast.org Columbia, SC—Southern Republican opposition to the federal government permitting drilling and testing for oil off the Atlantic Coast continues to […]

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Govs. Hogan, Cooper: Trump’s offshore drilling plan is a terrible idea. Here’s why

February 2, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Fox News February 2, 2018 By Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland, and Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina The Trump Administration announces plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to drilling, what does it mean for the Arctic, and what are critics saying? As the Republican governor of Maryland and the Democratic governor of North Carolina, our […]

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SC Restaurant and Lodging Association formally opposes offshore drilling

February 2, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) has taken a formal position opposing offshore drilling in any manner, including seismic blasting and drilling. During its Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, the 1400-member statewide, non-partisan organization went on record opposing offshore drilling as a reflection of its strong concern that any offshore drilling […]

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GOP Representative Mace joins Governor McMaster in opposing offshore drilling

February 1, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Nancy Mace is now the second South Carolina Republican in the Statehouse with close ties to President Trump to take a leadership role in opposing drilling for oil and gas off the state’s coast. Yesterday she introduced a House resolution to that effect.  The resolution has 25 Democrat and Republican co-sponsors. Representative Mace was Trump’s […]

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More Americans oppose than favor increased offshore drilling

January 31, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Pew Research Center January 30, 2018 By Bradley Jones Regardless of partisan affiliation, younger people are more opposed to offshore drilling than are older people. About six-in-ten (58%) of those ages 18 to 49 oppose allowing more drilling off the nation’s coasts – 16 percentage points more than those 50 or older (42%). Overall, Americans […]

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HOW D.C. IMPACTS DARE COUNTY. Dare County asks for local drilling hearing

January 31, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Outer Banks Sentinel January 30, 2018 BY NEEL KELLER Move comes as opposition to federal offshore plan mounts As resistance builds to the offshore drilling proposal unveiled by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Jan. 4, Dare County has requested that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) schedule a public hearing in the county. The […]

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Grand Strand leaders say ‘no’ to Trump’s offshore drilling plan

January 30, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Myrtle Beach Sun News January 30, 2018 By Megan Tomasic Governments up and down the South Carolina coast are lining up against President Donald Trump’s proposal for offshore drilling and seismic testing. Over the past month, local leaders from Myrtle Beach to Beaufort County have taken a stand against the proposal, and more areas are […]

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