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Editorial: Protect marine mammals: reject these two oil-friendly bills

April 3, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Protect marine mammals: reject these two oil-friendly bills

Charleston Post and Courier April 3, 2018 Members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation, especially coastal Reps. Mark Sanford and Tom Rice, should oppose legislation that would weaken protections for marine mammals and ease the process for permitting for seismic surveys. Two oil-industry friendly bills by Louisiana lawmakers haven’t garnered as much attention as President Donald […]

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Greenville (SC) council delays vote on offshore drilling opposition

March 28, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Greenville (SC) council delays vote on offshore drilling opposition

The Greenville News March 27, 2018 By Eric Connor The city of Greenville will take more time to consider to what degree it should oppose offshore drilling activities off the state’s coastline. The City Council was poised to pass a resolution Monday night opposing drilling, which would have made Greenville the first city in the […]

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Interest in Gulf oil drilling rights leases stumbles

March 25, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Interest in Gulf oil drilling rights leases stumbles

Highlights from Timothy Cama’s story (Bids for offshore drilling rise slightly, The Hill) regarding the results of the March 21, 2018, auction of oil drilling rights in the Gulf. “In total, 14,474 tracts were available for bidding. But only 148 tracts had any bids, just over 1 percent.” “Of the 148 tracts sold Wednesday, all but […]

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“Oil Spill” achieves infamy

March 23, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on “Oil Spill” achieves infamy

The words “oil spill” use to be simply a description of an event.   But since Deepwater Horizon the words “oil spill” for Americans are associated with a massive catastrophe brought about by human and technology failure driven by greed.  The words now have such a negative public meaning that “oil spill” has become the benchmark […]

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New Jersey Delegation leading again

March 21, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on New Jersey Delegation leading again

The New Jersey House Congressional delegation has once again taken leadership efforts to oppose offshore drilling for oil in the Atlantic. On March 16, two letters were sent (all the Dems on one and a Republican on the other) to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee with oversight of the Department of […]

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Where is the small and medium size business support for offshore oil drilling?

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Where is the small and medium size business support for offshore oil drilling?

“We’ve tried to find folks who might be in favor of this, to find out what they think, the small to medium size businesses, and we haven’t been able to find anybody who thinks this is a good idea.”–Mike Switzer’s March 19, 2018, radio interview with Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes […]

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BAPAC meets with federal agencies on offshore drilling and seismic testing

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC meets with federal agencies on offshore drilling and seismic testing

Newsletter March 19, 2018 Board members of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast met this month with officials of the federal agencies that hold the future of the Atlantic Coast in their hands.  With the support of over 42,000 Atlantic Coast businesses and 500,000 commercial fishing families, BAPAC is viewed by the federal […]

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Editorial: Leave S.C. out of oil mix

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Leave S.C. out of oil mix

Charleston Post and Courier March 19, 2018 South Carolina apparently meets all the criteria for an exemption from President Donald Trump’s ill-advised offshore oil drilling program. Just consider the recent comments of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on drilling off the Pacific Coast states. Mr. Zinke expressed doubt that any drilling would occur off the West […]

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BAPAC meets with National Marine Fisheries Service on Seismic

March 16, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on BAPAC meets with National Marine Fisheries Service on Seismic

BAPAC board member Laura Habr and I met with officials of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) yesterday to discuss the IHAs (Incidental Harassment Authorizations) the agency is still considering for seismic testing permits in the Atlantic. On July 5, 2017, BAPAC submitted comments to the agency and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) […]

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

March 10, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

New York Times March 10, 2018 By ERIC LIPTON PORT FOURCHON, La. — A dozen miles off the coast, on a rusty, aging platform, workers in hard hats and overalls spend their days extracting oil and gas from the ocean floor before retreating at night into tiny weather-beaten steel cubes that act as dorms. The […]

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