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Opinion: President Trump, from one business owner to another: Protect our coast from offshore drilling  

Tampa Bay Times July 4, 2019 By Tom Kies, Robin Miller and Vipe Desai Recent reporting by the Wall Street Journal that President Donald Trump’s plan to open nearly all of our oceans to offshore drilling has stalled is welcome news. As leaders of three business alliances — representing more…

This is what the Petroleum Industry wants to bring to our coast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AP Photo/Matt Rourke Last week the East Coast’s largest oil refinery in Philadelphia exploded leaving a totally destroyed plant, 1020 lost jobs and terrified residents. So much for the oil industry’s safe technology. Watch the videos here and here and here.

ACTION ALERT Update: SUCCESS!!!  House budget would stop seismic testing, new IHAs and offshore drilling!

June 21, 2019 Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House approved FY20 budgets for the Department of Interior and the Department of Commerce. Two of the amendments were extremely important and were offered by SC Representative Joe Cunningham (D). The first was approved by a voice vote and would block the…

ACTION ALERT!!!  Congressional vote for a 1-year ban on offshore drilling and seismic testing could be this Friday

June 18, 2019 Call S.C. Representatives NOW! Either this Friday (6/21) or Monday (6/24) the full U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Department of Interior-Environment funding bill. Four amendments are being offered.  Three would ban offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic, along the Florida coastline and in the…