Gullah/Geechee Sea Island CoalitionandGullah/Geechee Fishing AssociationpartnersOceana, Coastal Conservation League, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, SODA, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Sea Islands Action Network, Surfrider, and Southern Environmental Law Center will host Congressman Joe Cunningham and State Senator Chip Campsen as they update the community on the legislation that they have fought for to stop seismic gun testing and offshore drilling off the South Carolina area of the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast.
WHEN: Monday, August 5 at 6 – 8 p.m. (Food and drink provided).
WHERE: Charleston Harbor Resort in the Yacht Club at The Fish House at 32 Patriots Point Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Join us at the Yacht Club at the Fish House at Charleston Harbor Resort as we celebrate the powerful momentum South Carolinians have built in 2019 against dirty and dangerous offshore drilling activities off our coast and learn how you can get involved in the fight to #ProtectOurCoast.
Congressman Cunningham recently introduced legislation that is expected to be up for a September vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and would permanently ban offshore drilling off South Carolina’s coast.
At the state level, DHEC recently found the WesternGeco seismic application inconsistent with South Carolina’s coastal zone management. In May, Governor Henry McMaster signed the state’s budget bill into law, which prohibits state or local government funds from being used to plan, permit or license any onshore industrialization related to offshore oil and gas activities for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The proviso was introduced by Senator Campsen and he was joined by 39 senators from both political parties.
Although we’re making progress on all fronts, the seismic and oil and gas companies continue to push forward—and there is still more work to be done. Join us to learn how you can help#ProtectOurCoast.