Thursday, January 4, 2018 News · Press Releases

Statement on the Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling


Coastal Conservation League
Press Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eddy Moore – eddym@scccl.org – (843) 725-2061

Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 277-7622

CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s announcement by the Trump Administration to welcome offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters of the Atlantic – including South Carolina’s coast – Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Program Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement:

The federal government is again trying to force us to allow dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling on our coast. South Carolina has been clear from the start: We aren’t for sale. Coastal communities like Charleston, Beaufort and Myrtle Beach have spoken out against drilling, as has Governor Henry McMaster.

We know that the risks of drilling are just too great. A spill like 2010’s Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf would devastate thriving industries, our $20 billion tourism economy, job growth and local fisheries. We are deeply concerned for our state’s beaches, rivers, salt marshes and Sea Islands, and for the people and wildlife that call our coast home.

South Carolinians have successfully fought prior government efforts to give away our shores to the oil industry, and we will do it again.

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