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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
NEWS BRIEFS: On Amazon’s sales taxes; Legislators opposed to offshore drilling

NEWS BRIEFS: On Amazon’s sales taxes; Legislators opposed to offshore drilling

Staff reports | Amazon didn’t have to worry about paying taxes on South Carolina sales for five years thanks to the blessing of lawmakers of a controversial incentive package.  It allowed the retailer to escape state sales taxes until 2016. But when the online giant started collecting, South Carolina says Amazon came up short — about $12 million short in the first quarter of 2016. Also inside:

* A bipartisan group of 32 state legislators this month sent a sharply-worded letter opposing efforts to open offshore drilling and exploration for oil and gas along the Atlantic coast.

by · 08/17/2017 · News, News briefs
An oil drilling platform off of the California coast.

KNAPP: Time running out to protect the Atlantic Coast

By Frank Knapp Jr.  |  President Trump recently proclaimed that his administration is seeking “American energy dominance.”  The reality is we’re already there.

The United States produces more natural gas and oil than any other nation.  We do import about 25 percent of our oil needs, mostly from Canada and Mexico.  However, that’s only because we export about one million gallons a week of the type of domestically-produced oil we don’t want.  The U.S. is beholding to no other country for our energy security.

If these facts come as a surprise to you, then you are ripe for being deceived by those who want to use air gun blasting to explore for oil and gas off the Atlantic Coast.