Offshore Drilling


Offshore Drilling

Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released its draft proposal for offshore drilling activities along the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The waters off the South Carolina coast are included in this plan. A public comment period is open until March 30th, 2015. We encourage you to take a moment to tell BOEM that South Carolina opposes offshore drilling and should…

Climate Science · Federal Energy Policy · Offshore Drilling

Norway to Double Carbon Tax on Oil Industry

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More and more countries view a tax on carbon as the most effective way to encourage the innovation and adoption of carbon-free goods and services. Norway is the latest country to move boldly on this issue, announcing that it will double the carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry. Such taxes reduce greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change, but as in this case, they can also generate funds to help combat the…

Offshore Drilling · Renewable energy · Wind

Offshore Wind, Not Drilling, is the Answer

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It’s time to put aside the offshore drilling fantasies that continue to distract South Carolina from developing a comprehensive path forward on energy. Read More

Offshore Drilling

What Does More Drilling Really Mean?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A new study from the Congressional Budget Office concludes more drilling won’t necessarily translate into the budgetary boon some lawmakers are suggesting. Read More

Offshore Drilling · Renewable energy

Hands Across the Sands Wrap Up

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Charleston residents gathered on Folly Beach this weekend to show their support for clean energy and opposition to oil and gas drilling off the South Carolina coast. Read More

Offshore Drilling

Current Proposal Prevents Transparency in SC

Monday, May 14, 2012

The current proposal from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to allow for exploratory activities related to oil and gas development along the East Coast makes it impossible for states like South Carolina to take an educated position on whether the inherent risks and impacts associated with oil and gas extraction are worth the potential benefits. Read More

Offshore Drilling

Proposal for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A proposal for offshore oil and gas exploration along the East Coast is drawing fire from both environmentalists and industry. Read More

Offshore Drilling

Grading for Congress' Response to BP Oil Spill: D

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Panel calls on Congress to respond to reports on the BP oil spill with needed offshore drilling reforms. Read More

Natural Gas · Offshore Drilling

Lack of Transparency in Oil and Gas Exploration

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Offshore oil and gas exploration is being considered for areas off the South Carolina coast, but the information gathered would not be available to the state or the public. Read More

Offshore Drilling

Benefits of More Drilling?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What are the potential benefits of more drilling? Are they being accurately depicted by groups like the American Petroleum Institute? Read More

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