COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843)725-2064, [email protected]
Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 277-7622, [email protected]
Two Offshore Drilling Rallies and Press Events Tuesday for Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Hearing
Charleston, SC – On Tuesday, February 13, elected leaders and coastal interests will speak on South Carolina’s opposition to offshore drilling. That day, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its only South Carolina hearing on a federal proposal to open the Atlantic Ocean for oil and gas drilling.
Because of the depth of opposition to offshore drilling in South Carolina, advocates for our coast will hold two press conferences on February 13.
STATEHOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY
What: Offshore drilling press conference with elected leaders
Who: Rep. Mark Sanford, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, state senators and representatives
When: Tuesday, February 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: SC Statehouse north steps (facing Gervais St)
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT HEARING LOCATION PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY
What: Offshore drilling press conference with coastal advocates
Who: Representatives from industries affected by offshore drilling including tourism, real state, fishing
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Newberry Room, 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia
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.