Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

SC Governor McMaster reaffirms his opposition to offshore drilling

April 5, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on SC Governor McMaster reaffirms his opposition to offshore drilling

As reported in The Greenville News on March 29, 2017: McMaster said he has “serious deep concerns” if offshore drilling comes back to the table. “No. 1, we’re experiencing a renaissance of natural gas all around the country and through fracking and other things,” he said. “I do not want to do anything that would […]

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Letter: Offshore drilling

April 2, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Letter: Offshore drilling

Charleston Post and Courier April 2, 2017 I have lived on Sullivan’s Island since 1981. In 2002, I attended graduate school in Santa Barbara, Calif. Walking the beach there, I was horrified at the sight of oil rigs offshore and tar balls stuck to my feet. I was grateful that no structures marred our view […]

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Habr: Don’t drill off Virginia’s shore

March 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Habr: Don’t drill off Virginia’s shore

In “Trump should tap off-shore energy” (March 12 commentary), David Ramadan writes from his perch in Northern Virginia to offer up Virginia’s coastal homes and businesses to offshore drilling — but he does not speak for us. If one thing was clear following the recent debate over opening the Southeast coast to offshore drilling, it’s the […]

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New Jersey Chamber Exec Elected Chair Business Alliance Formally Organized

March 16, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on New Jersey Chamber Exec Elected Chair Business Alliance Formally Organized

COLUMBIA, SC – The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) recently elected its board of directors and officers with a New Jersey business leader as the chair. BAPAC is leading the business opposition to drilling and seismic testing for oil and gas off the Atlantic Coast. Vicki Clark, president and CEO of the […]

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EDITORIAL: Numbers against offshore oil

March 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Numbers against offshore oil

Charleston Post and Courier February 24, 2017 The numbers speak for themselves. Tourists spent more than $20 billion in South Carolina in 2015, setting a record high for the state. That number tops the previous year by nearly a billion dollars. In 2014, tourism supported one of every 10 jobs in South Carolina. It generated […]

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Offshore drilling opponents re-gear for new round of battles

February 21, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Offshore drilling opponents re-gear for new round of battles

By Bo Petersen  A little more than a month after seismic blast testing for oil and natural gas was stopped offshore of South Carolina, exploration companies are gearing up for a new try. Conservation groups are gearing up to fight again. This time, the battle will focus on jobs and the economy, they say. A […]

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Did seismic tests kill pilot whales?

February 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Did seismic tests kill pilot whales?

BY FRANK KNAPP JR. On Nov. 13, the world’s largest seismic testing ship began surveying the waters off New Zealand for oil. Now over 600 pilot whales have washed onto an isolated stretch of beach. Most have died. Coincidence? First, here is an explanation of seismic testing. Seismic airgun testing is a dangerous process that […]

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LETTER: More dead whales in New Zealand

February 15, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on LETTER: More dead whales in New Zealand

The Greenville News February 15, 2017 My opinion editorial, ‘The “scientific” effect of seismic testing is death’ ran in The Greenville News Jan. 10.  Seismic testing is the process of large vessels exploring for oil deposits using airgun blasting. One seismic vessel can tow up to 96 airguns that can cover an area 21 times larger than […]

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In final months, Obama charts course for offshore energy in Southeast

January 20, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on In final months, Obama charts course for offshore energy in Southeast

Southeast Energy News January 20, 2017 By Elizabeth Ouzts In his final days in office, President Obama has both rejected Atlantic Ocean seismic testing – a precursor to drilling – and scheduled lease sales for what could become the Carolinas’ first offshore wind farm, 24 miles from the coast of the Outer Banks. Advocates and businesses […]

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The truth about seismic testing

January 11, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on The truth about seismic testing

Statehouse Report January 11, 2017 A National Park Service volunteer examines a beached pilot whale in the Florida Everglades. While the cause of the whale’s death in 2013 was unclear, the photo resembles strandings in New Zealand at the end of 2016. Photo via Wikipedia. By Frank Knapp Jr., special to Statehouse Report  |  Here is a political axiom:  […]

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