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Decision on Offshore Drilling in South Carolina Nears the Surfacenew

The U.S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service is drafting up a plan that could open the South Carolina coast to offshore oil and natural gas exploration in five years.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dan McCue  |  09-09-2009  |  Environment

Why is Florida's Top Tourism Bureau Backing Offshore Drilling?new

The Florida Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus recently endorsed oil drilling off of Florida's coast.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Alex Pickett  |  12-16-2008  |  Environment

Would Drilling for Oil Off Florida's Gulf Coast Lower Fuel Prices?new

Why wouldn't it? Just pump that stuff out and ship it a few short miles over to gas stations in Tampa Bay, ready to dispense at our local convenience stores. How cheap would that be?
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Wayne Garcia  |  09-03-2008  |  Economy

Here's the Drill: The Sticky Truths About Offshore Oilnew

Approving drilling now would mean that oil reaches our gas tanks in a decade, under the best estimates, and the small quantity relative to global production would do little to alleviate prices. Still, advocates argue, anything that reduces American dependence on foreign oil is worth pursuing. That pursuit becomes sticky, however, when weighed with drilling's definable risks to the environment and public health.
Charleston City Paper  |  Stratton Lawrence  |  08-13-2008  |  Environment

Memo to McCain: Offshore Drilling Won't Reduce Gas Pricesnew

McCain -- who has accepted more than $1 million from Big Oil donors -- is hoping that voters who are outraged by the high cost of gas will support his desire to find new domestic sources of oil and natural gas. But according to the "official energy statistics" from the federal government's Energy Information Administration, there isn't enough oil in the "off-limits" offshore areas to make a dent in world supplies or the cost of gas.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  07-25-2008  |  Environment

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