Date: June 5, 2018
From: South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Subject: Big Oil’s “Fake” Coalition
Contact: Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c),
Below is a statement of Frank Knapp Jr., President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce regarding the American Petroleum Industry’s launching of “Explore Offshore”.
The petroleum industry knows that it is in serious jeopardy of not getting the permits it wants to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic to search for oil and gas deposits. It knows that the public, businesses, local coastal governments and state government leaders overwhelmingly oppose exploration and drilling for oil in the Atlantic. So Big Oil is creating this fake coalition made up primarily of former elected officials who have no responsibility to represent the public and businesses that will be harmed.