MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
AUGUST 7, 2017
Alan Hancock, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144, [email protected]
Offshore drilling rally Monday
Charleston, SC – On Monday, August 7 at 6 pm at the Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, elected leaders and offshore drilling expert Peg Howell will update the public on what’s next with federal government attempts to open up our coast for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is accepting comment through August 17 on if it should allow drilling for oil and gas off the southeast coast, and speakers will share the best way to get involved with the more than 150 lowcountry residents who have signed up to attend. Don’t Drill Lowcountry, Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA), Coastal Conservation League, Oceana, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Southern Environmental Law Center are sponsoring the event.
What: Offshore Drilling rally with elected leaders
Who: State Representative William Cogswell, State Senator Chip Campsen, and Peg Howell, a former offshore drilling rig supervisor.
When: Monday, August 7 @ 6 pm
Where: The Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, 32 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant
The Coastal Conservation League is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the coastal resources of South Carolina. Our mission is to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and traditional communities by working with citizens, local governments and the state legislature.