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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
This pair of smokestacks at Santee Cooper’s Grainger Generation Station in Conway came down earlier this year after the coal-fired power plant was retired in 2012.  Photo provided.

NEWS: Fracas over pollution measure likely again next year

By Bill Davis, senior editor | It is late spring in South Carolina when misty showers give way to unrelenting humidity, and the saber-rattling over the state’s Pollution Control Act returns to the Statehouse for the fourth year in a row.

This week, the state Chamber of Commerce put out an “action alert” to members of the business community to fight back the one-sided “flood” of letters that legislators were receiving from “extreme” environmental groups regarding a bill they are supporting.

The bill, S. 229, would protect utilities and other potential polluters from “frivolous” lawsuits filed by individuals, according to the Chamber and the state Manufacturers Alliance. Additionally, they claimed in a joint opinion piece this week that not approving the bill would jeopardize jobs across South Carolina.

by · 05/20/2016 · News
SCORECARD: From Haley to Spurrier, more

SCORECARD: From Haley to Spurrier, more

Up for Haley; middle for Spurrier, down for Goldfinch

by · 10/16/2015 · Features, Scorecard