South Carolina wants offshore ‘no drill’ oil exemption just like Florida

Posted In News, Pollution
Jan
11


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Gov. Henry McMaster is asking the Trump administration to exempt South Carolina from offshore drilling, saying the state’s tourism-rich coast is too precious an entity to put at risk…

Read Full Article, Post and Courier (01-10-2018)

Trump Spares NO Coast, Every State at Risk: A Call To Take Action, By NRDC; (01-05-2018)

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling; The New York Times (01-04-2018)

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling, Yale E360 (02-28-2015)
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes the new proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring…

Estimates of offshore drilling’s benefits exaggerated, report says, The Virginian Pilot (12-15-2015)

Trump, reversing Obama, will push to expand drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, The Washington Post (04-28-2017)

When You Drill, You Spill; Huffington Green (05-27-2015)
The Santa Barbara County spill, one of the largest in California history, reiterates what we already know: We can’t extract oil and transport it without putting our beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk. The sad fact is, when you drill, you spill.

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