South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 4892

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House Resolution
Sponsors: Rep. McEachern
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11220cz18.docx

Introduced in the House on February 8, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Summary: President Trump and SC Congressional Delegation

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    2/8/2018  House   Introduced (House Journal-page 29)
    2/8/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 29)

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2/8/2018

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A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO MEMORIALIZE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO TAKE ACTION TO END OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND DRILLING IN THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Whereas, the United States Department of the Interior recently lifted a ban that would allow for new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all of the coastal waters of the United States, giving energy companies access to leases on more than a billion acres in the Arctic and along the Eastern Seaboard; and

Whereas, the governors of several coastal states, including South Carolina, have opposed offshore drilling plans as a risk to the natural character of the state's coastline and important industries like tourism and commercial fishing; and

Whereas, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, took years to clean and, as of 2014, the populations of dolphin, tuna, and amberjack were still suffering from exposure to oil; and

Whereas, expanding the offshore drilling industry invites the possibility of more oil spills across a wider range of the coast of the United States and into areas that depend heavily upon the natural resources of the coast; and

Whereas, no legal settlement can restore wildlife habitats, revitalize fishing and tourism industries, and remove millions of pounds of toxic sludge from our nation's most precious resource. The only way to protect our natural resources is to end offshore drilling entirely. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the House of Representatives, by this resolution, memorialize President Donald Trump and the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation to take action to end offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling in the coastal waters of the United States.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to President Donald Trump and the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.

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