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Deepwater Horizon Spill – Summary

January 29, 2018 - By: - In: BAPAC Blog - Tags: , - No comments

Prepared by Dick Wildermann The Accident * On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig cause an uncontrolled release of oil and natural gas. Eleven men were killed and 17 injured by the explosion and fire. * The drilling rig was located approximately 50 miles offshore Louisiana in water depths […]

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Charlie Crist Continues His Fight Against Offshore Drilling

January 29, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Sunshine State News January 29, 2018 By Sunshine State News Florida Democrat Congressman Charlie Crist, who tangled with proponents of offshore drilling during his term as governor, is now ready to keep federal protections implemented after the Deepwater Horizon spill in place. On Monday, Crist will team up with two other congressional Democrats–Nanette Diaz Barragán […]

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Crist to Introduce Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Bill

January 27, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Crist to Introduce Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Bill

Tampa Bay Reporter January 27, 2018 TBadmin The bill, which he plans to introduce Monday (Jan. 29), is designed to make sure offshore oil drilling is done as safely as possible. If passed, two safety rules would become law. WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, Nanette Diaz Barragán, D-CA, and David E. […]

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Billions in Virginia military assets at stake with offshore drilling

January 25, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Billions in Virginia military assets at stake with offshore drilling

Southside Daily January 25, 2018 Councilmember John Uhrin said the state of Florida is anxious to acquire as many of Virginia’s military assets as possible. By Adrienne Marie Mayfield VIRGINIA BEACH — If one aircraft carrier was moved from Naval Station Norfolk to a different military base in another state, Hampton Roads would lose $1 […]

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SC Governor states strong opposition to offshore drilling in State of the State

January 25, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on SC Governor states strong opposition to offshore drilling in State of the State

“Nor can we take for granted our precious natural resources which define and sustain us, from the mountains to the sea. South Carolina’s beaches, sea islands and marshes are the most beautiful in the nation, bringing 29 million people to South Carolina every year and supporting a $20 billion tourism industry. From Little River and […]

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Zinke on offshore drilling flip: Florida’s ‘coastal currents’ are different

January 24, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Zinke on offshore drilling flip: Florida’s ‘coastal currents’ are different

CNN January 23, 2018 By Gregory Wallace Washington (CNN) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his surprise decision to exempt Florida waters from the Trump administration’s push for new offshore drilling, saying in an exclusive interview with CNN that the state’s coastline is unique. “The coastal currents are different, the layout of where the geology is,” Zinke […]

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Georgia reaction to offshore drilling milder than other states

January 23, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Georgia reaction to offshore drilling milder than other states

Atlanta Business Chronicle January 19, 2018 By Dave Williams Up and down the eastern seaboard, political leaders were quick to criticize the Trump administration this month when the Interior Department announced a plan to open nearly all U.S. coastal waters to offshore drilling. The response in Georgia, however, has been more muted. While expressing some […]

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Oil campaign contributions went to S.C. lawmakers who support offshore drilling, data shows

January 22, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on Oil campaign contributions went to S.C. lawmakers who support offshore drilling, data shows

Charleston Post and Courier January 21, 2018 By Bo Petersen The two highest profile congressional champions of drilling for oil off of South Carolina collectively have taken in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money from the industry in the past few years. But the industry has also spread its contributions around, and some […]

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TESTIMONY OF THE HONORABLE TOM DAVIS, STATE SENATOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES’ SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY & MINERAL RESOURCES, 1-19-18

January 21, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - Comments Off on TESTIMONY OF THE HONORABLE TOM DAVIS, STATE SENATOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES’ SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY & MINERAL RESOURCES, 1-19-18

  Good morning, Chairman Gosar, Ranking Member Lowenthal, and honorable committee members. My name is Tom Davis, and I am a Republican state senator from Beaufort, South Carolina. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today about the importance of protecting the Atlantic Coast from offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting. My testimony […]

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