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Carolinas congressmen seek delay in offshore testing

offshore oil platform on the Pacific coast., meanwhile the Carolinas are evaluating the possibility of offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, in a letter signed by more than two dozen other House members, is asking the federal government to halt permitting activities for seismic testing for offshore natural gas and oil. The letter, written with Virginia U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, was sent Thursday to Abigail Ross Hopper, the director of the federal ...

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Congressmen among dozens attending session on offshore oil

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Two congressmen, opponents holding signs and dozens of others turned out Wednesday as the federal government held another public meeting on the contentious issue of opening wide swaths of the Atlantic off the Carolinas coast to oil and natural gas exploration. “Keep your oil off our beaches!” read a sign held by Charlotte Witte, a 32-year-old ...

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