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Folly Beach
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 – 11am

“Here’s where we are on offshore drilling and seismic testing: Late last week, the Department of Interior told the federal court in Charleston that it’s “evaluating all of its options” on drilling and seismic testing. South Carolina isn’t waiting. The state Senate passed an amendment to the budget to prevent the onshore infrastructure associated with offshore drilling, and a similar House bill gained more than 40 co-sponsors.

We need to keep up the pressure. And a great and visual way to do that is to join us and our conservation partners on Saturday for Hands Across the Sand on Folly Beach.

Hands Across the Sand
Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. beach cleanup
11:30 a.m. press conference, noon, form a line in the sand
101 E. Arctic Avenue (by the pier)
Folly Beach, South Carolina

At the press conference, we’ll hear from U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham, state Senator Chip Campsen, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Charleston City Council member Mike Seekings, and others.

Together we’ll make a statement that our coast is not for sale. We don’t want seismic testing, and we don’t want offshore drilling.

This is the 10th Hands Across the Sand event in which the Conservation League has participated. Over the last decade, the tide has gone out on support for drilling in South Carolina. Most coastal communities have passed resolutions against offshore drilling and seismic testing. Governor Henry McMaster has spoken out forcefully. A majority of our Congressional delegation opposes drilling. But the Trump Administration remains focused on opening much of our coast to Big Oil.

On Saturday, please join us in standing up to these efforts and help protect special places on South Carolina’s shoreline, like Folly Beach. If you have questions or want to talk more, shoot me an email at”

Event Type: Outdoors, Other