Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Americans Red and Blue Unite Against Trump’s Plan to Drill the Atlantic

August 31, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Americans Red and Blue Unite Against Trump’s Plan to Drill the Atlantic

NRDC-OnEarth August 28, 2017 Not even the Republican governors who supported him are willing to get behind it. By Jeff Turrentine President Trump, to put it mildly, hasn’t worked too hard to bring Democrats and Republicans together on many issues. By almost any account, the partisan divide in this country today is wider than it’s […]

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Trump’s Atlantic Drilling Plan May Be A Lost Cause

August 21, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Trump’s Atlantic Drilling Plan May Be A Lost Cause

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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Will the National Marine Fisheries Service sign the death warrant for the right whale?

August 20, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Will the National Marine Fisheries Service sign the death warrant for the right whale?

The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast and probably every other organization that submitted comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) opposing seismic testing for oil in the Atlantic talked about the need to protect the endangered right whale from the airgun blasting. As the story below indicates, this is not an idle […]

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Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan

August 18, 2017 - By: - In: Press Releases - Tags: , - Comments Off on Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan

PRESS RELEASE Date:       August 18, 2017 From:      Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) Subject:   Over 41,000 businesses call on dropping Atlantic from oil drilling plan Contact:  Frank Knapp, President/CEO of BAPAC, 803-497-3204 (w), 803-600-6874 (c),  fknapp@protectingtheatlanticcoast.org Columbia, SC—The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC) has filed comments to the Bureau of Ocean […]

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

August 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on With McAuliffe’s move, Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling

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

August 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants state kept out of new offshore oil and gas leasing program

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

August 17, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on McAuliffe says he wants Virginia out of new offshore oil, gas leasing plan

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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