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SC Energy Forum To Address Offshore Drilling

|| By FITSNEWS || The role of offshore drilling in the broader American “energy revolution” is the focus of a forum in Mount Pleasant, S.C. this week. “As part of the solution to reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and creating good jobs here at home we must keep…

|| By FITSNEWS || The role of offshore drilling in the broader American “energy revolution” is the focus of a forum in Mount Pleasant, S.C. this week.

“As part of the solution to reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and creating good jobs here at home we must keep all the options open,” Tom Marchant, the forum’s leader, said.

Marchant added that the forum was “an opportunity to learn about the process of approval for offshore development from leading experts and advocates.”

Attending the event?  U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, who has been among the most vocal proponents of offshore drilling.

Duncan would appear to have significant public support.  A recent poll – conducted by Harris Interactive – found a whopping 71 percent of South Carolina respondents supported drilling for oil and gas offshore, compared to just 21 percent who opposed the idea.

Offshore drilling received tentative approval from the administration of Barack Obama earlier this year.  Under the terms of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s upcoming “five-year plan,” it would be permitted from Virginia to the Georgia/ Florida state line.

The South Carolina Energy Forum will be host its event in the Jericho Room of the Mount Pleasant, S.C. Holiday Inn (250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard) on Wednesday March 11 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

For more information on the event, visit the group’s website HERE.

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9 comments

Old Salt March 11, 2015 at 4:29 pm

They only reference the most inacurate polls ever run in American history. They used the same poll up and down the east coast. They are getting the numbers confused with the hundreds of thousand of dollars the oil and gas lobby is giving these oil tools and promises of the wealth it will bring to the coast of South Carolina. You only have to look as far as the Gulf of Mexico. Shame on any South Carolinian that would think offshore oil drilling would be an asset to the State. Tourism should contine to rule!

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FastEddy23 March 12, 2015 at 6:35 pm

There is competition between the oil companies to get it first. Exxon/Mobil/BP will win, they already have the east coast poli-wogs bought and paid off. Even Hillary and Bill.

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FastEddy23 March 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

My advise: Don’t do it.

South Carolina does not need it, there are way too many other better places to drill than in the middle of the Gulf Stream.

(Me: 5 gerenations in the oil business.)

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Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:13 am

I only need to read one thing in this article to form an opinion – Tom Marchant. He is a good decent, honest man. If you want to listen to a man of integrity, decency and any positive adjective I might add – Tom Marchant!!!!

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Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:21 am

I didn’t know he is running for anything, nor involved in any way. What I do know is I have spoken with him frequently via business. He has ALWAYS been honest and straightforward. A man of his word. I would vote for him tomorrow…

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Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:23 am

If he would run :(

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Government at its worst March 12, 2015 at 9:01 am

Great, now I guess the Office of Regulatory Staff will want to get their stinkin’ hands on this as well. Just as soon as Dukes Scott finishes giving the General Assmebly their daily hand job.

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FastEddy23 March 12, 2015 at 6:38 pm

“The bureaucracy is expanding to fill the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.”

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FastEddy23 March 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm

FITs: Got a forum update? Spew and noise? Smoke and mirrors?

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