Business Alliance For Protecting The Atlantic Coast

Georgia reaction to offshore drilling milder than other states

January 23, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

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: , - No comments

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: , - No comments

  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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Deal, coastal Georgia officials raise concerns about offshore drilling

January 20, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 12, 2018 By Greg Bluestein and Tamar Hallerman Gov. Nathan Deal raised concerns about the Trump administration’s decision to allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in coastal Georgia and much of the rest of the nation’s coastal waters, but it’s unclear whether the state will seek an exemption from the […]

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To get White House attention on drilling, Mark Sanford turns to television

January 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - No comments

The Olympian January 18, 2018 By Emma Dumain, McClatchy WASHINGTON Rep. Mark Sanford wanted to let the White House know he disapproved of the administration’s decision to exempt Florida from its expanded offshore drilling proposal, but not his home state of South Carolina. So he went on cable TV. Sure enough, the White House noticed. […]

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Rare whales absent from South Carolina during winter calving season alarms researchers

January 19, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier January 19, 2018 By Bo Petersen No newborn right whales have been spotted so far off South Carolina or the rest of the Southeast coast, alarming researchers who already fear the species might be about to go extinct. At the height of the winter calving season, no adults have been seen […]

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Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

January 18, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Reuters January 16, 2018 By Valerie Volcovici, Richard Valdmanis (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state’s argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry. But several other states opposed to oil and gas drilling off their […]

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tells Trump administration offshore drilling could wreak havoc on coast’s ‘unspoiled beauty’

January 18, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Charleston Post and Courier January 18, 2018 By Seanna Adcox COLUMBIA — South Carolina can’t afford the potential risks of offshore drilling for oil and gas, Gov. Henry McMaster wrote in a letter to the Trump administration that seeks an exemption like one already given to Florida. “Simply put: our coastline is not an industrial working […]

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Trump’s plan has a new opponent: Hilton Head

January 17, 2018 - By: - In: In The News - Tags: , - No comments

Hilton Head Island Packet January 17, 2018 By Alex Kincaid Hilton Head Island became the latest Beaufort County municipality to join the fight against seismic testing and drilling in the Atlantic Coastal waters on Tuesday. This comes after the Trump administration announced plans to open up the East Coast to offshore drilling and gas exploration, […]

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