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President Obama emphasizes climate legacy in SOTU, but will he earn it?

SACE staffer Sarah Gilliam contributed to this blogpost. Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, which strongly emphasized the role he hopes that having acted on climate…

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400+ SC Businesses Call on Gov. Haley to Stop Atlantic Offshore Drilling

More than 400 South Carolina businesses delivered a letter to Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday, asking her to call for the removal of all waters off South Carolina's coast from consideration for…

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South Carolina Citizens Say No Offshore Drilling

An overflow crowd of more than 300 coastal South Carolinian citizens gathered at Patriot's Point in Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday night to stand up to protect the coast from offshore drilling. The…

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As California Goes (with oil spills), So Goes the Nation?

Although desirable when speaking about solar energy deployment, or adoption of smart meters, the maxim "As California Goes, So Goes the Nation" is not the aspiration when it comes to offshore oil…

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Wave of South Carolina Communities Opposes Offshore Drilling

Last night, two more South Carolina bodies of government--the City of Columbia and Charleston County--went on the record against offshore drilling and seismic testing by passing resolutions of opposition. Both Councils passed…

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Congressman Sanford Stands With the Coast, Rejects Offshore Drillling This Morning

This morning, Congressman Mark Sanford hosted a press conference where he clearly announced firm opposition to offshore drilling and exploration for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast, thus aligning  with the sentiment…

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Could States Benefit From Revenue Sharing in the Atlantic?

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and in the lead up to Hands Across the Sand on May 16, SACE is publishing a blog series highlighting some of…

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Obama to Sell America's Offshore Areas to Queen of England

Today, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 412015, the 'Establishment of the Crown Estate Outercontinental Shelf Area.' "Today is a new day for America," began President Obama at a telepress conference. "Monarchs…

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Charleston, SC Says No To Offshore Drilling and Seismic Testing

Last night, the City Council of Charleston, South Carolina passed a resolution to oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic. The resolution is timely as the U.S. Department of Interior…

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Sign Up Today to Protect Our Coast from Offshore Drilling

Today, registration officially opens for the 6th annual Hands Across the Sand, taking place this year on Saturday, May 16. Hands Across the Sand is the annual grassroots day of action in…