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Trump’s plan has a new opponent: Hilton Head

January 17, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Trump’s plan has a new opponent: Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island Packet January 17, 2018 By Alex Kincaid Hilton Head Island became the latest Beaufort County municipality to join the fight against seismic testing and drilling in the Atlantic Coastal waters on Tuesday. This comes after the Trump administration announced plans to open up the East Coast to offshore drilling and gas exploration, […]

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Group Seeks More Time for Public Comment

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Coastal Review January 16, 2018 by Staff Report An organization representing coastal businesses and commercial fishing families is urging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to extend the public comment period on the president’s new plan for offshore oil and gas leasing and add more opportunities for coastal residents to speak out. Frank Knapp Jr., […]

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“I don’t mind opening up drilling if states can opt out,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

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Huffington Post January 10, 2018 Coastal Republicans Say States, Not Just Trump, Should Get Say On Offshore Drilling By Igor Bobic and Chris D’Angelo WASHINGTON ― Florida Gov. Rick Scott isn’t the only East Coast Republican who wants a say on whether vast new stretches of federal waters should be open to oil and gas […]

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Anti-Drilling Victory in NC

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BAPAC sent an email to the Commissioners of Brunswick County before their meeting last night.  That emailed letter is below this news story. Wilmington Star News January 16, 2018 Brunswick revokes previous stance on offshore drilling By Adam Wagner Narrow vote means the county does not support or oppose offshore drilling, at least for now. […]

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Letter: Hornet’s nest

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Charleston Post and Courier January 15, 2018 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a bombshell announcement this week regarding offshore oil drilling. After he met with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Mr. Zinke decided to pull the federal waters off the coast of Florida from consideration as areas suitable for drilling for oil. Mr. Zinke was quoted […]

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The governor had to choose between Trump and the coast. The coast won.

January 14, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on The governor had to choose between Trump and the coast. The coast won.

Charleston Post and Courier January 13, 2018 By Brian Hicks We will soon see exactly how much pull Gov. Henry McMaster has with the White House. Or, conversely, we’ll see oil derricks off the Isle of Palms. Earlier this week, the governor said he will ask the Trump administration to exempt South Carolina from offshore […]

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Northam wants waters off Virginia kept out of draft oil and gas leasing program

January 12, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Northam wants waters off Virginia kept out of draft oil and gas leasing program

Richmond Times-Dispatch January 12, 2018 By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch   Gov.-elect Ralph Northam wants Virginia to get the same consideration as Florida, which the U.S. Interior Department this week cut out of its contentious draft plans to dramatically expand oil and gas drilling in American waters. In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke […]

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The last two standing supporters of offshore drilling in South Carolina

January 11, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on The last two standing supporters of offshore drilling in South Carolina

For those who did not read the letter to the editor by Ben Gregg (executive director of the SC Wildlife Federation) regarding offshore drilling advocate Dr. James Knapp  (no relation) and his ties to the oil industry, that letter is also below. The State January 11, 2018 Letter: Knapp’s opinions deserve respect The left wants […]

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Most coastal governors oppose Trump offshore drilling plan

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January 10, 2018 By The Associated Press  The Trump administration has proposed a vast expansion of offshore drilling that would open 90 percent of the nation’s offshore reserves to development by private companies. The plan affects at least 22 coastal states and has drawn bipartisan opposition from 15 governors, support from six governors and one […]

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