Carolina Peace Counter-Protests Graham/Duncan Energy Plan

Billed as an “Energy Independence” plan,  Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3) announced the introduction of legislation opening the Atlantic Coast, including South Carolina’s coast, to off-shore oil drilling at a 5 Points press conference sponsored by the SC Energy Forum, a front group for the American Petroleum Institute.  Carolina Peace, having caught wind of press conference, organized a counter-protest to oppose the special interest energy agenda at the 5 Points Fountain, the original location of the press conference, which was moved across the street to Saluda’s.  Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Joe Wilson were in attendance at the press conference as were leading S.C. environmentalists who questioned the plan.

“Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Plan Would Open S.C. Coast to Offshore Drilling,” the State paper.

Off Shore Wind, Not Off Shore Oil: This  blog post from SACE (the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) shows why wind power is a better fit for South Carolina.

Tell Your Congressmen to Represent South Carolina’s interest, not special interests! (Click Read More for Contact Info & Links)





Senator Lindsey Graham

Washington DC Office: (202) 224-5972

Midlands Regional Office Main: (803) 933-0112

Email (via webform)


Rep Jeff Duncan (SC-3)

Washington DC Office:  (202) 225-5301

Email (via webform)


Rep Joe Wilson (SC-2)

Washington DC Office:  (202) 225-2452

Email (via webform)


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