offshore oil exploration and drilling

Commentary: Make offshore oil a litmus test for 2020 election

Charleston Post and Courier April 24, 2019 BY FRANK KNAPP Jr. Litmus tests for Presidential candidates are difficult. While candidates might agree on a goal, there are usually multiple paths to achieving that goal. For example, much has been written about Medicare for All possibly being a litmus test for…

Warren creates litmus test for Democratic candidates. First-day moratorium on new offshore oil drilling leases.

Press Release April 24, 2019 Contact: Frank Knapp, fknapp@scsbc.org, 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 cell Columbia, SC—Democratic Presidential candidates are being called on to promise an immediate, first-day moratorium on new offshore oil drilling leases. In an opinion editorial in today’s Charleston Post and Courier the chief executive officer of the South Carolina…

New Oceana Report Finds Offshore Drilling Still Dirty and Dangerous Nine Years After Devastating BP Disaster

April 18, 2019  President Trump Creates Recipe for Disaster – Weakening Key Safety Protections While Radically Expanding Offshore Drilling Activities WASHINGTON – Oceana released a new report today finding that offshore drilling remains dirty and dangerous nine years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, which claimed the lives of 11…

SC Senate votes against oil drilling as fight against Trump plan heats up

The State April 17, 2019 By Sammy Fretwell The S.C. Senate took a major step Wednesday in the fight against oil drilling along the S.C. coast, agreeing overwhelmingly to block the petroleum industry from establishing refineries, pipes and other infrastructure needed to support drilling. Wednesday night’s 40-4 vote ends months…

SENATOR CHIP CAMPSEN INTRODUCES BUDGET PROVISO TO PREVENT INDUSTRIALIZATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S COAST FROM OFFSHORE OIL. Joined in Support from State, Legislative, and Environmental Leaders

Press Release from the office of Senator Chip Campsen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 17, 2019 Contact: Reagan Kelley ReaganKelley@scsenate.gov 803-212-6332 COLUMBIA, SC —  Senator Chip Campsen (R-Beaufort, Charleston, and Colleton Counties) today in a press conference announced the introduction of a budget proviso preventing the industrialization of South Carolina’s coast…

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…

South Carolina makes its case on NBC against offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic

The March 17th NBC Nightly News featured a story on the Trump Administration’s efforts to open much of the Atlantic Coast to seismic airgun blasting to search for offshore oil. Interviews with those opposed and supportive of seismic testing were presented including one with Diane Hoskins of Oceana. South Carolina…