Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Interest in Gulf oil drilling rights leases stumbles

March 25, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Interest in Gulf oil drilling rights leases stumbles

Highlights from Timothy Cama’s story (Bids for offshore drilling rise slightly, The Hill) regarding the results of the March 21, 2018, auction of oil drilling rights in the Gulf. “In total, 14,474 tracts were available for bidding. But only 148 tracts had any bids, just over 1 percent.” “Of the 148 tracts sold Wednesday, all but […]

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“Oil Spill” achieves infamy

March 23, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on “Oil Spill” achieves infamy

The words “oil spill” use to be simply a description of an event.   But since Deepwater Horizon the words “oil spill” for Americans are associated with a massive catastrophe brought about by human and technology failure driven by greed.  The words now have such a negative public meaning that “oil spill” has become the benchmark […]

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New Jersey Delegation leading again

March 21, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on New Jersey Delegation leading again

The New Jersey House Congressional delegation has once again taken leadership efforts to oppose offshore drilling for oil in the Atlantic. On March 16, two letters were sent (all the Dems on one and a Republican on the other) to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee with oversight of the Department of […]

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Where is the small and medium size business support for offshore oil drilling?

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Where is the small and medium size business support for offshore oil drilling?

“We’ve tried to find folks who might be in favor of this, to find out what they think, the small to medium size businesses, and we haven’t been able to find anybody who thinks this is a good idea.”–Mike Switzer’s March 19, 2018, radio interview with Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes […]

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BAPAC meets with federal agencies on offshore drilling and seismic testing

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC meets with federal agencies on offshore drilling and seismic testing

Newsletter March 19, 2018 Board members of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast met this month with officials of the federal agencies that hold the future of the Atlantic Coast in their hands.  With the support of over 42,000 Atlantic Coast businesses and 500,000 commercial fishing families, BAPAC is viewed by the federal […]

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Editorial: Leave S.C. out of oil mix

March 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Editorial: Leave S.C. out of oil mix

Charleston Post and Courier March 19, 2018 South Carolina apparently meets all the criteria for an exemption from President Donald Trump’s ill-advised offshore oil drilling program. Just consider the recent comments of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on drilling off the Pacific Coast states. Mr. Zinke expressed doubt that any drilling would occur off the West […]

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

March 10, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

New York Times March 10, 2018 By ERIC LIPTON PORT FOURCHON, La. — A dozen miles off the coast, on a rusty, aging platform, workers in hard hats and overalls spend their days extracting oil and gas from the ocean floor before retreating at night into tiny weather-beaten steel cubes that act as dorms. The […]

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BAPAC BOEM Comments

March 8, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC BOEM Comments

March 8, 2018 Ms. Kelly Hammerle National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Manager BOEM (VAM-LD) 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA, 20166-9216 Ms. Hammerle, The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (“BAPAC”) submits these comments regarding the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (“BOEM”) 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing […]

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New Economic Analysis Finds Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens 2.6 Million Jobs and Nearly $180 Billion in GDP

March 8, 2018 - By: - In: Press Releases - Tags: , - Comments Off on New Economic Analysis Finds Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens 2.6 Million Jobs and Nearly $180 Billion in GDP

Oceana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 Contact: Dustin Cranor, 202.341.2267, 954.348.1314 (cell) or dcranor@oceana.org Clean Coast Economies Along Atlantic, Pacific and Eastern Gulf Risked for Only Two Years’-Worth of Oil and One Year’s-Worth of Gas WASHINGTON – Oceana released a new economic analysis today, which finds that the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan threatens […]

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BAPAC meets with BOEM and DOI

March 8, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - Comments Off on BAPAC meets with BOEM and DOI

This past Monday I and 3 Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast board members (Vicki Clark, Tom Kies and Amy MacKown) met with officials of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Department of Interior.  The discussions on seismic testing and offshore drilling for oil in the Atlantic went very well. Also […]

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