The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussion during the evening of Thursday, January 29th on the pros and cons of potential offshore oil and gas exploration and development on South Carolina’s economy and environment. The event is open to the public and will include participation from the SC Manufacturers Alliance and the SC Coastal Conservation League.
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At a recent press conference focused on offshore energy resources, Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling stated, “I’m a child of the Lowcountry. I love what we have here, and I see no need for oil exploration and drilling. Why would we put at risk the wildlife, the jobs, the quality of life we enjoy?”
The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce recently announced its opposition to offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling.
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Click here to learn more about offshore drilling and its potential impacts to the South Carolina coast.