Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Opinion: Oil Drilling in the Atlantic threatens our economy

August 23, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Opinion: Oil Drilling in the Atlantic threatens our economy

August 22, 2017 Myrtle Beach Sun News By Frank Knapp Jr. Our state coastal tourism economy is essentially a small business economy. Add in our commercial fishing and coastal recreation industries and South Carolina has 79,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in GDP dependent on a healthy ocean that would be threatened by offshore oil drilling. We […]

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Trump’s plan hits ‘wall of resistance’ in Carolinas

August 22, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on Trump’s plan hits ‘wall of resistance’ in Carolinas

August 17, 2017 E&E News By Rob Hotakainen and Kellie Lunney When Peg Howell and her husband decided to semiretire eight years ago, they moved to Pawleys Island, S.C., a seaside resort she calls “a piece of heaven on earth.” The last thing she wants to put up with is exploration work and drilling rigs. […]

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Trump’s Atlantic Drilling Plan May Be A Lost Cause

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OilPrice.com August 20, 2017 By Nick Cunningham A key public comment period just ended for revising the offshore exploration program along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and the path forward might not be as smooth as the Trump administration had hoped. The Department of Interior, which regulates offshore drilling and also conducts lease sales to the […]

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With McAuliffe’s move, Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling

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Facing South August 17, 2017 By Sue Sturgis Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has joined with the other governors of Southeastern states targeted for offshore drilling and said he opposes those plans — a critical move since federal law governing offshore oil and gas development gives special consideration to a governor’s position. On Thursday, Aug. […]

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants state kept out of new offshore oil and gas leasing program

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Richmond Times-Dispatch August 17, 2017 BY ROBERT ZULLO   Gov.  Terry McAuliffe, at various points in his political career an opponent and proponent of oil-and-gas drilling off Virginia’s coast, told the federal government Thursday that he opposes including Virginia waters in the new leasing program being assembled by President Donald Trump’s administration. “A primary concern […]

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McAuliffe says he wants Virginia out of new offshore oil, gas leasing plan

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The Virginia-Pilot August 17, 2017 By Dave Mayfield Gov. Terry McAuliffe, reversing field on a controversial issue, has asked federal officials to take the ocean waters off Virginia out of contention for a possible oil and gas lease. The governor’s office disclosed McAuliffe’s position today, making public a letter that he sent last Friday to […]

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Christie rebukes Trump over Atlantic offshore drilling plan

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New Jersey Herald August 16, 2017 James M. O’Neill, Staff Writer President Trump advocates drilling offshore from Maine to Florida, but Gov. Christie is opposed, saying spills could harm Jersey Shore property and tourism James M. O’Neill/NorthJersey.com The Christie administration Wednesday issued a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s bid to open Atlantic Ocean waters to […]

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Georgia businesses join alliance to protect coast from offshore drilling, exploration

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Savannah Morning News Augusts 16, 2017 By Mary Landers For this round, local businesses are adding their voices to the list of those opposed. About 30 Georgia businesses have joined the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast. Not quite a year old, the South Carolina-based organization boasts the support of more than 41,000 business […]

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Tick Tock: Deadline Nears for Public Comment on Offshore Drilling

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Public News Service August 15, 2017 BEAUFORT, N.C. – Citizens have two more days to weigh in on restarting the process of offshore drilling on North Carolina’s coast. The Trump administration announced it was restarting the process of oil and gas leases earlier this year after the Obama administration put those ocean areas off limits […]

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A Few More Days for Public Comments on Offshore Drilling Plan

August 14, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Comments Off on A Few More Days for Public Comments on Offshore Drilling Plan

August 14, 2017 Public News Service By Dan Heyman RICHMOND, Va. — The public has until Thursday to comment on the first step towards a proposal that could open the Virginia coast to offshore drilling. The Trump administration may roll back an Obama-era plan to make much of the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil and […]

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