Commentary: Make offshore oil a litmus test for 2020 election

Charleston Post and Courier April 24, 2019 BY FRANK KNAPP Jr. Litmus tests for Presidential candidates are difficult. While candidates might agree on a goal, there are usually multiple paths to achieving that goal. For example, much has been written about Medicare for All possibly being a litmus test for…

Warren creates litmus test for Democratic candidates. First-day moratorium on new offshore oil drilling leases.

Press Release April 24, 2019 Contact: Frank Knapp, fknapp@scsbc.org, 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 cell Columbia, SC—Democratic Presidential candidates are being called on to promise an immediate, first-day moratorium on new offshore oil drilling leases. In an opinion editorial in today’s Charleston Post and Courier the chief executive officer of the South Carolina…

ACTION ALERT: Senate to debate sale of Santee Cooper. Contact Senators before Tuesday, April 23rd, 2PM

April 22, 2019 The South Carolina Senate has placed S.678 on special order for Tuesday, April 23rd. This bill calls for the SC Department of Administration to conduct a competitive bidding process for the sale of Santee Cooper.  It establishes criteria for the evaluation of proposals and calls for a…

ACTION ALERT: Senate to debate sale of Santee Cooper. Contact Senators before Tuesday, April 23rd, 2PM

April 19, 2019 The South Carolina Senate has placed S.678 on special order for Tuesday, April 23rd. This bill calls for the SC Department of Administration to conduct a competitive bidding process for the sale of Santee Cooper.  It establishes criteria for the evaluation of proposals and calls for a…

New Oceana Report Finds Offshore Drilling Still Dirty and Dangerous Nine Years After Devastating BP Disaster

April 18, 2019  President Trump Creates Recipe for Disaster – Weakening Key Safety Protections While Radically Expanding Offshore Drilling Activities WASHINGTON – Oceana released a new report today finding that offshore drilling remains dirty and dangerous nine years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, which claimed the lives of 11…

SC Senate votes against oil drilling as fight against Trump plan heats up

The State April 17, 2019 By Sammy Fretwell The S.C. Senate took a major step Wednesday in the fight against oil drilling along the S.C. coast, agreeing overwhelmingly to block the petroleum industry from establishing refineries, pipes and other infrastructure needed to support drilling. Wednesday night’s 40-4 vote ends months…

South Carolina sends shock waves to Trump Administration. Senate approves proviso to block offshore oil industrialization of state

Press Release April 17, 2019 Contact: Frank Knapp, fknapp@scsbc.org, 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 cell Columbia, SC – By an overwhelming vote of 40-4 the majority Republican South Carolina Senate passed a budget proviso this evening to prohibit the use of any state funds by a state agency or local unit of government…