offshore oil exploration and drilling

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…

Commentary: Protecting SC from offshore drilling demands congressional action

Post and Courier June 20, 2020 By Joe Cunningham, Jimmy Carroll, Tim Goodwin and Pat O’Neil If you live in the Lowcountry, you know that offshore drilling has no home here. Opposition to drilling runs deep, with nearly 30 South Carolina communities — including every coastal community — on the…

Klobuchar will ban new offshore drilling on Day One

PRESS RELEASE Date: February 24, 2020 From: South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject: Klobuchar will ban new offshore drilling on Day One Contact: Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (o), 803-600-6874 (c), fkanpp@scsbc.org Klobuchar will ban new offshore drilling on Day One  Five candidates on Saturday’s ballot would use executive…

Commentary: Which Democratic candidates are serious about blocking offshore drilling?

Charleston Post and Courier February 21, 2020 BY FRANK KNAPP JR. All the Democratic presidential candidates actively pursuing their party’s nomination have an energy platform to address climate change. The plans differ in their details, but the general goal is a clean-energy economy that replaces fossil fuels with renewables and…

Silver Bullet Found to Flip Trump’s Push for Offshore Drilling?

Nothing to date has worked.  Not overwhelming coastal opposition from the public, members of Congress, Governors, state legislators and businesses has deterred President Trump from his plans to explore and drill for oil in the Atlantic. Finally, the state of Nevada has possibly found the silver bullet that can apparently…

Senator files SC bill to stop offshore oil tests, drilling facilities onshore

Charleston Post and Courier December 11, 2019 By Bo Petersen No pipelines, no refineries, no oil tank farms: If the Trump administration goes ahead leasing the South Carolina offshore waters for oil testing and drilling, the state would keep the work from coming into port. That was the point to…