Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Upstate SC city passes resolution against offshore oil exploration and exploration

April 10, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Upstate SC city passes resolution against offshore oil exploration and exploration

Big news from South Carolina. The City of Greenville sits 213 miles from Charleston and 248 miles from Myrtle Beach.  But that doesn’t mean that its city council doesn’t care about the economic and environmental health of the state’s coast. Last night the Greenville City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing offshore exploration and drilling […]

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FOIA requests filed for info on ammunition and radioactive waste-dump sites off Atlantic Coast. Seismic testing resulting in toxic chemicals on beaches a big concern.

April 9, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on FOIA requests filed for info on ammunition and radioactive waste-dump sites off Atlantic Coast. Seismic testing resulting in toxic chemicals on beaches a big concern.

Date:       April 9, 2018 From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject:   Info on munitions and radioactive waste dump sites in the Atlantic sought Contact:   Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org James Barton, 757-572-7750 Columbia, SC—Today a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was filed with the U.S. Department of Defense by the […]

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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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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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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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BAPAC BOEM Comments

March 8, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC BOEM Comments

March 8, 2018 Ms. Kelly Hammerle National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Manager BOEM (VAM-LD) 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA, 20166-9216 Ms. Hammerle, The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (“BAPAC”) submits these comments regarding the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (“BOEM”) 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing […]

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BAPAC meets with BOEM and DOI

March 8, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC meets with BOEM and DOI

This past Monday I and 3 Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast board members (Vicki Clark, Tom Kies and Amy MacKown) met with officials of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Department of Interior.  The discussions on seismic testing and offshore drilling for oil in the Atlantic went very well. Also […]

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Ideas for Comments to BOEM

February 7, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Ideas for Comments to BOEM

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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