Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach. In 2014 the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry.
Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach. In 2014 the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. Bruce Smith AP
Vacationers enjoy the shore at Folly Beach. In 2014 the Obama administration announced it was opening the Eastern Seaboard to oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades. Environmental groups have expressed concern that offshore energy rigs and the potential for spills could harm South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. Bruce Smith AP

Editorials from around South Carolina: Offshore drilling, certificate of need program, Clemson football

January 18, 2016 03:01 PM