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Learn About Atlantic Offshore Drilling Facts

As the Trump Administration attempts to open our shores to offshore drilling, please consider using the facts below to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. See tips on writing a letter to the editor and find the contact info of your local paper here. — Coastal Communities, Businesses, and Leaders Have Spoken Loudly: No Offshore Drilling! Tens of thousands of [ MORE » ]

Citizens Across the Country Join Hands Across the Sand to Send Message to President Trump: #ProtectOurCoast from Offshore Drilling

Tidal wave of opposition rises against efforts to expand offshore drilling Contact: Patrick Mitchell, (703) 276-3265 or Dede Shelton, Hands Across the Sand, (208) 724-5196 or Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (843) 973-2637 or Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation, (503) 887-0514 or Nancy Pyne, Oceana, (202) 467-1903 or Anne Hawke, Natural Resources Defense Council, (646) 823-4518 or [ MORE » ]

Advisory: Citizens to Join Hands on Folly Beach to Oppose Offshore Drilling & Exploration

Hands Across the Sand participants to gather to say “no” to offshore drilling & seismic blasting   Contact: Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy , (843) 973-2637 Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, (843) 442-5778 Samantha Siegel, Oceana, (843) 367-3664   When: Saturday, May 21; Press conference: 11:45 am; Joining of hands & photo opportunity: 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Where: [ MORE » ]


Contacts: Anna Lee, Working Films, (910)-342-9000 Samantha Siegel, Oceana, 843-367-3664, Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 843-973-2637, STATEWIDE FILM EVENTS URGE CONTINUED OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING AND SEISMIC TESTING [April 8, 2016] — South Carolina. Beginning April 13th, Working Films and a cohort of South Carolina-based environmental organizations will launch Shore Stories, a film series celebrating the exclusion of the [ MORE » ]


Coastal voices have spoken louder than Big Oil’s influence Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448,   Charleston, S.C. – Today the Obama administration released details of the proposed federal offshore drilling program covering the years 2017 to 2022. An earlier draft of this program initially included leases for offshore oil and gas development off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, [ MORE » ]

SACE, Conservation Voters of SC, SC Sierra Club Comments on BOEM South Carolina Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment

We submit these comments on behalf of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, our members, and 80 additional South Carolina residents; as well as our partner groups Conservation Voters of South Carolina and South Carolina Sierra Club.

Congress Votes to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Critical extensions will bolster solar and wind development in the region and create thousands of local jobs Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448   Washington D.C. (December 18, 2015) In an historic vote, Congress has officially extended renewable energy tax credits essential for wind energy and solar power development. Included in the lengthy omnibus spending package, the tax credits for both wind and solar were [ MORE » ]

SC Businesses Call on Governor Haley to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Contact: Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill SC – Lowcountry; 843-442-5778;   COLUMBIA, SC – Today a group of business owners and business associations delivered a letter from a growing list of more than 400 businesses throughout South Carolina opposing drilling for oil and gas off South Carolina’s coast. The business leaders called on Governor Haley to withdraw South Carolina from the federal government’s plans [ MORE » ]

SC Businesses Call on Gov. Haley to Oppose Offshore Drilling

State House Press Conference Will Raise Business Voice Against Offshore Drilling Contact: Alice Morrisey, Don’t Drill SC–Lowcountry; 843-442-5778;   Columbia, S.C. (December 9, 2015) – Business owners and businesses associations will host a press conference on Wednesday December 16 to issue a joint statement from hundreds of businesses throughout South Carolina, opposing offshore drilling off of South Carolina’s coast and calling on Governor [ MORE » ]

Ending the Fossil Fuel Era: Lecture by Dr. Pamela Martin

At a time when South Carolina, our region, and the US turn its attention to ways to secure our future and our energy supply, Pamela Martin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Coastal Carolina University discusses her new edited volume on Ending the Fossil Fuel Era. Rather than discussing plans to limit carbon, this book takes a look at whether we can keep that carbon in the ground.