Climate / Energy

Trump’s SC offshore drilling moratorium doesn’t stop seismic testing, feds say in lawsuit

Post and Courier September 22, 2020 By Chloe Johnson The federal government said in a court filing Monday that a new Trump administration ban on oil drilling off the south Atlantic coast doesn’t stop companies from requesting to search for oil in those waters. The case involves two consolidated lawsuits…

Opinion: Here’s what President Trump must do to show Floridians he wants to protect coasts

Florida Today September 11, 2020 Frank Knapp Jr., Guest columnist This week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order for a 10-year moratorium on offshore oil exploration and drilling along all of Florida’s coasts and those of Georgia and South Carolina, starting in July 2022. Mr. Trump has spent nearly…

Oil exploration risks unleashing explosives hidden along Atlantic Ocean floor

Florida Today August 26, 2020 Jim Waymer Some of the deadliest weapons ever made by humankind are right off our shores, deliberately dumped at the bottom of the ocean from Delaware to Florida. Fifty years ago this month, servicemen sank — on purpose — a 442-foot World War II freighter loaded with 12,540 rockets…

Register for A Briefing on the Biden Climate  Plan with Tom Steyer

August 12, 12- 1 PM ET A growing number of private sector companies, business leaders and business associations are leading in addressing the climate crisis through innovations in their supply chains, reducing overall energy usage, shifting to renewables, changing the mix of their investments, and engaging on policy. ASBC convenes this…