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Carter requests Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans

Savannah Morning News April 3, 2019 By Savannah Morning News U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) on Wednesday requested that Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans until the concerns of the legislature are addressed. This comes after the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing offshore energy exploration. Resolutions…

House GOP leader: Something must be decided on Santee Cooper or ‘catastrophe happens’

Post and Courier April 3, 2019 By Seanna Adcox COLUMBIA — Legislators maintain control of any potential sale of South Carolina’s only state-owned utility and would decide one way or another by year’s end under a bill the House approved Wednesday. “The problem we have now is Santee Cooper is paralyzed”…

Six Town Halls On Selling Santee Cooper Start Tuesday. Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Sumter, Lexington

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) and four co-sponsors will be holding town halls across much of the state to engage the public on the possible sale of Santee Cooper, the state’s financially-troubled agency that provides electricity to much of the state.  The first town hall will…

SC Cities and Small Business Chamber Push Back on Objections To Preliminary Injunction on Seismic Testing

This week the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) filed a response to objections to our motion for a preliminary injunction in our court case on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).  The IHAs are the final step before the Bureau of Ocean…