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Meeting Announcement (May 21) PDF Print E-mail
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Meeting Announcement (May 21)

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HEARING ON PALMETTO PIPELINE - Kinder Morgan plans to construct a pipeline carrying up to 167,000 barrels of refined petroleum products from Belton, South Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida. A portion of the pipeline will run through Aiken County, Edgefield County, and McCormick County. Kinder Morgan has agreed to hold a public hearing at the North Augusta Community Center (495 Brookside Avenue) at 6:00 on Thursday, May 21.

Just in case you didn't know, Kinder Morgan is no stranger to South Carolina and spills.  As recently as December 2014, "[m]ore than 300,000 gallons of gasoline have leaked from Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan’s pipeline in Belton, South Carolina."

You can read the full article here: http://savannahnow.com/news/2015-04-30/kinder-morgan-pipeline-leak-reaches-300000-gallons-south-carolina

 
Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President PDF Print E-mail
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Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President

By Elaine Cooper

Last Friday, at a fish fry, Vice President Joe Biden made my year by telling me that he does not support the Keystone XL pipeline.  Those of you who know me may be wondering how a Sierra Club volunteer managed to be chatting with the Vice President of the United States.

 

Read more: Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President
 
Exxon Oil Spill PDF Print E-mail
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Exxon/Mobil has acknowledged the existenc of an oil spill off the coast of southern Nigeria.  The company has stated that the size of the leak remains unclear. You can read more about the spill at either of the following links:

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And the Oil Flowed for 91 Days PDF Print E-mail
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BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 lasted for 91 days from April 20th 2010 to July 19th 2010. It became the largest offshore spill in US history.  Imagine what could happen to the 187 miles of South Carolina's coast were something similar to happen here.  What might the environmental and economical impact to the state be were oil to begin washing up in Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and the many other communities along South Carolina's Coast?

Click on the button below to tell the governor and your federal legislators that you want to keep the Palmetto State's coastline safe from the threat of offshore oil drilling.

 
Shell Oil Sues Sierra Club PDF Print E-mail
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We just found out that Shell Oil is suing the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations over Shell's plans to drill in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas -- the Polar Bear Seas -- of America's Arctic this summer.
Read more: Shell Oil Sues Sierra Club
 
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