Why Get Involved?
Powerful oil and gas lobbyists who have made significant contributions to U.S. Senators and Reprentatives wish to change the nature of our coastline to add to their multi-billion dollar annual profits. Energy is a vital issue, but putting South Carolina's coastline in jeopardy, similar to the Gulf Coast, is not the answer. The lobby leading this campaign argues that America needs to achieve energy independence. Yet in daily TV adds they say that we are now energy independent in natural gas and will soon be in oil as well. How does risky ocean drilling make sense in that context?
They have money and power. We have dedication and strong feelings for the communities we are attempting to protect.
Your lettters and phone calls to those encouraging this risky business, telling them how little sense it makes, can make a difference. On this web site you will find not only detailed information, but also a set of quotations by knowledgeable people that capture many of the keys points explaining why this is a solution in search of a problem. Possible oil spills are only one of number of reasons we opose this initiative.