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(NC Governor) COOPER: Offshore drilling & seismic testing “not off our coast”

July 20, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

WITN-TV July 20, 2017 FORT MACON, N.C. (WITN) – Governor Roy Cooper says the state will oppose seismic blasting off our coast which he says is the first step toward offshore drilling. The federal government has set tomorrow as the deadline for comments on seismic testing, and the governor says the North Carolina Department of Environmental […]

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Norfolk City Council votes to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling

July 19, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - No comments July 18, 2017 By Joe Fisher NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing. The city cites tourism, the U.S. Navy, the Port of Virginia and the environment as reasons for their decision. The U.S. Department of Interior previously endorsed seismic testing and oil and […]

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Letter: Not about energy

July 18, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier July 18, 2017 The rhetoric about Atlantic Coast offshore oil drilling has been upped from “energy independence” to “energy dominance,” but it is not really about energy — it is about oil producers’ stock prices. For example. Exxon Mobile lists 20 billion barrels of reserve, representing about 87 percent of the […]

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Editorial: Don’t expose Atlantic coast to drilling risks

July 13, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Orlando Sentinel July 13, 2017 With Republicans and Democrats in Florida and Washington, D.C., fighting like cats and dogs over almost everything, it’s notable — and encouraging — when rival party members come together on the right side on an issue. Recently two U.S. House members — Republican John Rutherford of Jacksonville and Democrat Don […]

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Time is running out to protect the Atlantic coast

July 11, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Greenville News, July 11, 2017 Hilton Head Island Packet, July 12, 2017 Statehouse Report, July 12, 2017 Charleston Post and Courier, June 15, 2017 By Frank Knapp, Guest columnist President Trump recently proclaimed that his administration is seeking “American energy dominance.” The reality is we’re already there. The United States produces more natural gas and […]

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Editorial: Speak out against offshore drilling

July 10, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Virginia Pilot July 10, 2017 THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, only a few years ago, floated the idea of opening the Atlantic coastal shelf to oil and gas exploration. President Barack Obama believed his White House could help accelerate the domestic energy production revolution happening under his watch. And he proposed advancing and expanding clean- and […]

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Hogan says he opposes offshore drilling as state raises concerns about seismic testing

July 8, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Baltimore Sun July 7, 2017 By Scott Dance Gov. Larry Hogan said this week he’s against gas drilling off of Maryland’s coast, and as President Donald Trump’s administration considers seismic testing to search for energy reserves, state officials are asking the federal government to more closely study its impact. The Trump administration last month […]

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Editorial: Stand firm against offshore oil

July 7, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier July 7, 2017   When President Obama considered opening the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil exploration, he rightly got an earful from concerned coastal communities. Now that President Trump has brashly begun work on an early do-over of Mr. Obama’s plan, he should expect the same. Indeed, given the universal coastal […]

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Does offshore drilling have a future off the Jersey Coast?

July 6, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

NPR July 3, 2017 By Susan Phillips In this Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez addresses a large rally in Asbury Park, N.J. The Obama administration banned offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic. But President Trump will review the policy with the goal of achieving “American energy dominance.” Environmentalists and coastal […]

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