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Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction

2:18-cv-03326-RMG            Date Filed 02/28/19 Entry Number 143-1                Page 1 of 20     UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DIVISION   CITY OF BEAUFORT; et al., No. 2:18-cv-03326-RMG Plaintiffs, (Consolidated with 2:18-cv-03327-RMG)   v.   NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES   SERVICE; et al., MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT…

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SCELP Reply to Federal Defendant’s and Intervenor-Defendants’ Responses to Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

2:18-cv-03326-RMG            Date Filed 03/27/19 Entry Number 241     Page 1 of 18   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT   FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA   CHARLESTON DIVISION   CITY OF BEAUFORT; et al., ) ) No. 2:18-cv-03326-RMG ) (Consolidated with 2:18-cv-03327-RMG) Plaintiffs, ) ) REPLY TO FEDERAL v. ) ) DEFENDANTS’…

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SC Business Reasons for Opposing Offshore Oil Drilling/Seismic Testing

When you drill, you spill.  The federal government admits that oil spills are inevitable predicting one spill a year for every 1,000 barrels of oil produced.  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reports 2,440 oil spills in the Gulf between 1964-2015 and 497 oil “accidents” in 2016.  Federal records show…

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Petition to PSC to Rehear Order on SCE&G/Dominion

BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA DOCKET NOS. 2017-207-E, 2017-305-E, AND 2017-370-E   IN THE MATTER OF: Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club,                     ) Complainants/Petitioners, v. South Carolina        ) Electric & Gas Company,        …

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FOIA Requests Regarding Seismic Testing Permits

FOIA Request to Department of Defense 4-9-18: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce is requesting copies of all reports and records containing the following information on munition deposits (conventional, chemical and radioactive) in the state and federal waters…

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Electrical Utility Reform Recommendations

Nuclear Plant Crisis Calls for Utility Reg. Reform Coalition Opposes Ratepayer Responsibility for Cost Recovery On September 13, 2017, the STOP THE BLANK CHECK Coalition (Coalition) has called for extensive reforms to the state’s utility regulation system.  The Coalition (see list of members below) also rejects SCE&G’s position that their ratepayers…

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance—Regulatory Protection and Legislation

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) is recognized as the primary organization fighting on behalf of small businesses regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the regulatory and legislative process. In 2004 in an effort to stabilize or reduce Workers’ Compensation Insurance premiums, the SCSBCC held a series of workshops…

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Electricity and Gas Regulation

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) is recognized as the primary organization fighting on behalf of small businesses on all matters regarding electricity/gas rates and related issues, including net metering, that are regulated by the S.C. Public Service Commission. Since 2002, small businesses in South Carolina have…

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Offshore Drilling and Testing for Oil in the Atlantic

Official SCSBCC Position-January 12, 2015 The Obama administration is permitting seismic surveys from Delaware to the middle of Florida to determine the existence and size of offshore oil and gas reserves. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reviewing 9 permits from oil companies for conducting these surveys and is…

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Base Load Review Act (BLRA)

Through April 2017 the SCE&G ratepayers have had 9 rate increases under the Base Load Review Act (BLRA) resulting in about $1.4 billion in additional electricity costs to both business and residential consumers.  These rate increases are being used just to pay for the construction financing costs to build the two nuclear…

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