Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Proponents want to speed up search for energy

April 22, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Proponents want to speed up search for energy

The Greenville News April 21, 2017 ​The search for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North and South Carolina could be months, rather than years, away. That would put the first wells in the Atlantic in as little as three years, and major oil drilling infrastructure a decade or so […]

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Debate simmers over Atlantic oil, gas exploration

April 22, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Debate simmers over Atlantic oil, gas exploration

The Greenville News April 21, 2017 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – On this dock, where captains and first mates are freshening their boats with coats of white paint and rigging up new shrimp trawling gear to take to springtime Atlantic waters, the debate over drilling for oil in East Coast waters divides colleagues and, occasionally, families. Much […]

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Letter: Offshore drilling

April 14, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Letter: Offshore drilling

Charleston Post and Courier April 12, 2017 Last year the concerted efforts of local governments, small businesses and grass-roots organizations throughout the Lowcountry convinced the federal government to remove waters off our shores from plans for oil and gas exploration and production. Now the Trump administration is planning to reverse that decision and allow oil […]

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Keep Offshore Oil Drilling and Testing Away From the Atlantic Coast

April 14, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Keep Offshore Oil Drilling and Testing Away From the Atlantic Coast

Morning Consult April 14, 2017 Frank Knapp, OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR On April 6 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the National Ocean Industries Association that an executive order was forthcoming that would start the process of rewriting the five-year plan for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The next day an op-ed in Morning Consult by […]

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SC Congressman Tom Rice on Atlantic Coast offshore drilling: “I will oppose it”

April 11, 2017 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on SC Congressman Tom Rice on Atlantic Coast offshore drilling: “I will oppose it”

Facebook Live Interview with WPDE ABC15’s Trey Paul & SC Congressman Tom Rice, April 10, 2017 Trey Paul: With 100% of South Carolina coastal cities and towns opposed to drilling and your previous stance against drilling in the Atlantic. What steps will you be taking as our congressman to protect our natural resources, economy, and […]

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Dolphin Populations Hit by BP Oil Spill Will Take 40 Years to Recover, Report Finds

April 9, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Dolphin Populations Hit by BP Oil Spill Will Take 40 Years to Recover, Report Finds

Oceana blog March 2, 2017 By: Allison Guy Bottlenose dolphin populations affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster will take 39 years to recover to their former abundance. That’s one of several sobering conclusions from a recent edition of Endangered Species Research dedicated to the spill. In a series of related reports, researchers revealed that […]

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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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Seismic testing…Where have all the fish gone?

April 3, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on Seismic testing…Where have all the fish gone?

We now have a study on the effect of a 2014 seismic testing survey on fish that use a nearby reef off the North Carolina coast.Ms. Avery Paxton was part of the research team that used microphones and cameras to document the impact. According to a story in the Carteret County News-Times: Ms. Paxton said that noise […]

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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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BAPAC Goes to the Hill

April 1, 2017 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC Goes to the Hill

Nine members of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast met with 22 Congressional offices on March 30th and 31st. Our Hill Day volunteers came from Maine to Florida and represented the hospitality, fishing, investment and general business community (see below for a list of BAPAC participants).  The elected leaders and their staffs heard […]

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