Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Urgent Action Needed

November 7, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - No comments

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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Atlantic Offshore Drilling Threatens National Security Operations

November 1, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: - No comments

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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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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Grass roots opposition to offshore drilling won last night in the Senate

October 20, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Grass roots opposition to offshore drilling won last night in the Senate

Business owners and citizens launched a torrent of calls to the offices of U.S. Senators yesterday in opposition to two budget resolution amendments scheduled for a vote later in the day. The resolutions offered by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) promoted offshore drilling for oil not just in the Gulf, but also in the Atlantic. Those […]

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Help support our pro bono law firm

October 19, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Help support our pro bono law firm

Should the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approve of seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic, the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) is ready to go to court to stop the destructive process that is the first step to offshore oil drilling. Our pro bono legal services […]

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Human error? Oil rig platform explodes outside of New Orleans

October 16, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Human error? Oil rig platform explodes outside of New Orleans

Last night’s explosion of an oil rig platform used for transferring oil in Lake Pontchartrain put at least 5 workers in the hospital in critical condition and one person is still missing as of this writing. It is still unknown if oil leaked into the lake. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Was […]

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Another oil company bows out of offshore drilling in Australia

October 15, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Another oil company bows out of offshore drilling in Australia

Waters off Australia’s southern coast have large reserves of oil according to seismic testing. Yet two Big Oil giants, Chevron and BP, have abandoned plans for deep-water exploration.  And both for the same reason. Last week Chevron announced that low oil prices meant that drilling in these waters, called the Great Australian Bight, would not […]

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Urgent! Sign this letter to protect the Atlantic Coast

October 9, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Urgent! Sign this letter to protect the Atlantic Coast

This week, Congress will begin an end run around the normal regulatory process on determining if offshore drilling will be permitted in the Atlantic.  This bill will negate all the grassroots opposition to testing and drilling. Before tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon sign this letter in opposition to this bill. Fill out the Google form here […]

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