SC Attorney General speaks out about decision to block offshore drilling

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – South Carolina’s Attorney General is speaking out about his decision to join a lawsuit to block seismic testing and offshore drilling.

Alan Wilson says his goal is to protect our coast and environment.

The federal government has not said what kind of impacts we could see if drilling continues as announced by President Donald Trump.

“Where are you going to put these massive concrete and steel cities? The oil refineries and processing plants and shipping yards and staging yards and railroad system. Are you going to put it in Port Royal, or are you going to put it in Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head,” he questioned. “We don’t have any way in South Carolina to support this infrastructure.

Wilson says he may change his mind if the federal government’s environmental studies prove seismic testing and drilling is safe.

He also says if a judge strikes down the lawsuit, he will appeal and is willing to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

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