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Ryan Zinke Assures Lawmakers he is Scaling Back Massive Offshore Drilling Plan

April 13, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Ryan Zinke Assures Lawmakers he is Scaling Back Massive Offshore Drilling Plan

Washington Examiner by Josh Siegel April 11, 2018 12:24 PM   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke assured the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday that he plans to scale back his plan to expand offshore leasing in nearly all federal waters, after massive local and state opposition. “States matter, local voices matter, you matter, and governors matter,” Zinke […]

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Experts: Seismic testing may release radioactive material from ocean floor

April 12, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Experts: Seismic testing may release radioactive material from ocean floor

South Strand News April 12, 2018 By Clayton Stiars New fears of releasing toxic and radioactive materials buried in the ocean floor are fueling concerns about the affects of seismic testing for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean. This is in response to the Trump administration’s new draft five-year program (2019-2024) for oil […]

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Upstate SC city passes resolution against offshore oil exploration and exploration

April 10, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Upstate SC city passes resolution against offshore oil exploration and exploration

Big news from South Carolina. The City of Greenville sits 213 miles from Charleston and 248 miles from Myrtle Beach.  But that doesn’t mean that its city council doesn’t care about the economic and environmental health of the state’s coast. Last night the Greenville City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing offshore exploration and drilling […]

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FOIA requests filed for info on ammunition and radioactive waste-dump sites off Atlantic Coast. Seismic testing resulting in toxic chemicals on beaches a big concern.

April 9, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on FOIA requests filed for info on ammunition and radioactive waste-dump sites off Atlantic Coast. Seismic testing resulting in toxic chemicals on beaches a big concern.

Date:       April 9, 2018 From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject:   Info on munitions and radioactive waste dump sites in the Atlantic sought Contact:   Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org James Barton, 757-572-7750 Columbia, SC—Today a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was filed with the U.S. Department of Defense by the […]

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Letter: Pro-drilling US Rep Jeff Duncan is waging a war on God’s creation

April 9, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Letter: Pro-drilling US Rep Jeff Duncan is waging a war on God’s creation

The State April 9, 2018 Columbia, SC U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan claims that drilling for oil is part of a creator’s grand design. I believe there is a creator and we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation. Searching for and burning fossil fuel damages God’s good creation. In the short term, creation […]

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Interior secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan

April 8, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Interior secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan

Associated Press April 6, 2018 By WAYNE PARRY PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday acknowledged there is “a lot of opposition” to President Donald Trump’s plan to open most of the nation’s coastline to oil and gas drilling. Speaking at a forum on offshore wind energy in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Zinke […]

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Zinke acknowledges drilling opposition; says wind energy can grow off East Coast

April 8, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Zinke acknowledges drilling opposition; says wind energy can grow off East Coast

Workboat April 6, 2018 By Kirk Moore The Trump administration faces strong opposition to offshore drilling among East Coast states, but also supports offshore wind energy as part of an “all of the above” U.S. energy strategy, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. “There is a lot of opposition, particularly off the East Coast and […]

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Knapp to Lead Effort To Stop Seismic Testing

April 6, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Knapp to Lead Effort To Stop Seismic Testing

Coastal Review Online April 6, 2018 by Staff Report COLUMBIA, S.C.— The former president and CEO of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast is now focusing all his attention at the helm of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, or SCSBCC, on a potential lawsuit to stop seismic testing in the […]

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Editorial: Protect marine mammals: reject these two oil-friendly bills

April 3, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Protect marine mammals: reject these two oil-friendly bills

Charleston Post and Courier April 3, 2018 Members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation, especially coastal Reps. Mark Sanford and Tom Rice, should oppose legislation that would weaken protections for marine mammals and ease the process for permitting for seismic surveys. Two oil-industry friendly bills by Louisiana lawmakers haven’t garnered as much attention as President Donald […]

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Greenville (SC) council delays vote on offshore drilling opposition

March 28, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Greenville (SC) council delays vote on offshore drilling opposition

The Greenville News March 27, 2018 By Eric Connor The city of Greenville will take more time to consider to what degree it should oppose offshore drilling activities off the state’s coastline. The City Council was poised to pass a resolution Monday night opposing drilling, which would have made Greenville the first city in the […]

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