offshore oil exploration and drilling

GOP House leader reveals post-election offshore drilling game plan

Blog by Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce November 1, 2020 Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the minority leader in the US House, has said out loud what I have been warning about since President Trump’s September 8th Executive Order declaring a…

Offshore oils’ deadly secret exposed! Special Event –  October 25th at 8 pm Easter.

THE COST OF  SILENCE The Cost of Silence – Nominated Best Documentary Film – Sundance 2020. Secretly filmed over nine years, an oil industry insider exposes the devastating consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill and uncovers a growing public health disaster and the coordination between government and industry to silence…

SC coastal towns celebrate after judge dismisses lawsuit on seismic testing permits

ABC News 4 (Charleston) October 6, 2020 By Tony Fortier-Bensen South Carolina coastal towns and conservation groups are celebrating after a judge dropped a lawsuit on seismic testing permits in the Atlantic. On Tuesday, SC Attorney General Alan Wilson and the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce held a press…

SC Attorney General & SC Small Business Chamber press conference on successful Federal lawsuit to stop offshore oil exploration

Columbia, SC, October 6, 2020—Today S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson and the President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce held a press conference regarding the Federal Court ruling this morning on seismic testing permits.  Those permits, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, were the…

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…