Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Ideas for Comments to BOEM

February 7, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Dick Wilderman has shared his comments he submitted to BOEM last July in response to their Request for Information.  He shares these comments with you and gives permission to include some or all of his comments in your BOEM comments that are due March 6th. Directions for filing a comment online can be found here: https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/ […]

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Deepwater Horizon Spill – Summary

January 29, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Prepared by Dick Wildermann The Accident * On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig cause an uncontrolled release of oil and natural gas. Eleven men were killed and 17 injured by the explosion and fire. * The drilling rig was located approximately 50 miles offshore Louisiana in water depths […]

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BAPAC Supports Codifying Oil Drilling Rules

January 24, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Comments Off on BAPAC Supports Codifying Oil Drilling Rules

January 24, 2018 The Honorable David Price 2108 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Price, The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) is supportive of your efforts and legislation to codify two rules by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that were put in place following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon […]

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Ready To Fight?

January 10, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Ready To Fight?

January 9, 2018 Last week the Trump Administration declared that it wants to make every inch of the Atlantic Coast from Key West to the Canadian border available for offshore oil drilling.  Since the U.S. is already energy independent, the goal, according to the Administration, is to create energy dominance so that the U.S. can […]

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Urgent Action Needed

November 7, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Urgent Action Needed

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: - Comments Off on Atlantic Offshore Drilling Threatens National Security Operations

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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