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Inconsistent drilling statements sow coastal confusion

A dizzying array of offshore drilling statements in the past two days about what sections of the Atlantic Ocean were being exempted from oil expl...

Trump administration’s patchwork drilling exemptions leave all states at risk

SELC joined dozens of conservation organizations and thousands of coastal communities, businesses, and elected representatives in condemning the...

House passes bill to ban Atlantic offshore oil drilling

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 224-189 to pass an appropriations bill that, among several other things, bans the dangerous an...

SELC updates hurricane report after two record-breaking storm seasons

The past two hurricane seasons have flung monster storms towards the East Coast and through areas that President Trump wants to open to offshore...

How Deepwater Horizon shaped SELC’s Atlantic drilling opposition

Catherine Wannamaker remembers that she was incredulous at what the government was proposing back in April, 2010. As the damaged wellhead drille...

House bill, backed by Coastal reps, bans ocean drilling

The House of Representatives has passed a ban on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, fulfilling a campaign promise by Charl...

Drilling opposition is truly bi-partisan, S.C. leaders say

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday to say that, despite political disagreements on a number of is...

Funding cut from Congress confirms growing drilling opposition

The House of Representatives has stepped in to block offshore drilling, sending a clear message to the Trump administration that the pursuit of o...

Congressman: Drilling delay a tactic to help Trump allies avoid “electoral poison”

In court and on Capitol Hill this month, the Trump administration made clear that it is still moving forward with permits for seismic blasting ev...

SELC cheers “indefinite delay” in drilling plan

After Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Thursday that the Trump administration was indefinitely delaying its push to open the Atlantic...

South Carolina Senate bans oil infrastructure

The South Carolina Senate voted this session to ban the infrastructure needed for offshore drilling and seismic blasting, showcasing the state’s...

Motion filed to halt seismic blasting

A group of conservation organizations including SELC today asked a federal judge to block the start of harmful seismic airgun blasting in the Atl...

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