Post Tagged with: "drilling"

FEEDBACK: On independent living; Delay exploring for oil and gas

FEEDBACK: On independent living; Delay exploring for oil and gas

Megan Branham: “In your recent TOP FIVE report dated November 21, there was a focus on aging out of foster care and the article noted, “South Carolina is among 25 states that has not chosen to extend foster care beyond 18 years old.” On behalf of the Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF), I wanted to take a moment and provide clarification on this point for future stories or publication.”

Also: Fred Palm and Jim Watkins on oil, gas exploration off S.c.’s coast.

by · 12/01/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
An oil drilling platform off of the California coast.

NEWS: House committee to meet Tuesday on seismic testing offshore

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  A special S.C. House subcommittee will hear from the public Tuesday on whether there is a way to make surveying for offshore oil and natural gas drilling more palatable to environmentalists, tourism leaders and others in the state.

The S.C. House Agriculture Committee’s ad hoc committee on offshore drilling will host a daylong hearing. Starting at 10 a.m. Nov 28,  elected leaders from the coast — including Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling — will speak against the federal government’s move to open offshore drilling in the Atlantic. In the afternoon, Georgetown County Republican state  Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, a surveying proponent, is expected to  speak.

by · 11/24/2017 · News, News briefs
BRIEF: Don’t Drill lobby puts pressure on Haley

BRIEF: Don’t Drill lobby puts pressure on Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley is under increasing pressure to come out against drilling or testing for oil and natural gas off the South Carolina coast.

15.1218.dontdrill“There is one person who can save the jobs on our coast,” said Conservation Voters of South Carolina Outreach Coordinator Sophie Halpin in an advocacy email. “Governor Haley can ask Washington to remove South Carolina from consideration for drilling. She can say that our pristine beaches and tourism jobs matter more than profits for Big Oil.”

by · 12/18/2015 · News briefs, Politics
From House to Haley, and Haley to House

From House to Haley, and Haley to House

Thumbs up to the House on road funding; union vote, no drilling. Down on Haley and showering reaction.

by · 03/27/2015 · Features, Scorecard