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Letter: Don’t believe offshore drilling advocates’ hype

February 16, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier February 16, 2018 BY STEVE GILBERT I have listened to most pro-oil and gas exploration and drilling arguments and find then to be hype or just plain scams probably created by public relations experts and other supporters of the oil industry. “We just need to find out what’s out there.” Many […]

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Letter: Offshore drilling threatens Va.’s economy

February 12, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Richmond Times-Dispatch February 11, 2018 In his Commentary column, “The rich possibilities for offshore drilling,” Michael Thompson praises the federal government’s proposals to explore and drill for oil and gas off the Virginia coast. I am the immediate past vice president of the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association and the co-founder and a board member of […]

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US projected to become net exporter of energy by 2022

February 7, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Hill February 6, 2018 By Miranda Green The United States is on pace to become a net exporter of energy, according to new data released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). The 2018 annual report on the U.S. energy outlook projects that the country will shift from mostly importing energy to primarily exporting it by […]

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Karen Brown: Don’t risk drilling off our coast

February 4, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

News & Record February 4, 2018 In his opinion column (Jan. 24), John Hood justified the federal government permitting drilling for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast by using the work of university economists. Citing this academic work, Hood argues that in terms of dollars, the state would gain more than it would […]

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Bipartisan group of Coastal Georgia lawmakers leading charge against offshore drilling

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

Savannah Morning News February 2, 2018 By Mary Landers Savannah area lawmakers are leading bipartisan efforts in the state legislature to oppose offshore drilling in Georgia. State Sen. Lester Jackson, D-Savannah, is sponsoring the resolution he expects to file Monday in the Senate with Republican co-sponsors. It rejects both offshore drilling and the seismic testing […]

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BAPAC Vice Chair Joins NC Governor in Meeting with Secretary Zinke

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

Press Release North Carolina Office of the Governor February 3, 2018 In Meeting with Secretary Zinke, Gov. Cooper Underscores North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling Joined by elected officials and stakeholders from coastal NC, Cooper emphasizes threat to coastal economies and tourism RALEIGH: In a meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today on offshore drilling […]

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NJ Bill Blocking Offshore Drilling Infrastructure Reported Out of Committee

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

This past Thursday a New Jersey House Committee voted in support of a bill that would block the infrastructure needed to bring any offshore oil to shore for production. The vote was bipartisan and unanimous.  That bill now goes to the full House for a vote.  A similar bill is before a New Jersey Senate Committee. […]

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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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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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