AC Agency asked to overturn offshore oil and gas seismic testing approval

Associated Press

AC Agency asked to overturn offshore oil and gas seismic testing approval

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Coastal communities and environmental groups want South Carolina regulators to reconsider conditional approval of offshore seismic testing for oil and natural gas.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control staff earlier this month found that a testing proposal by Spectrum GEO is consistent with state environmental laws. The company is asking permission from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to survey offshore.

The testing is done in federal waters well offshore but the state was allowed to consider whether such testing is consistent with the state coastal program.

Charleston, Beaufort, and Folly Beach along with the Coastal Conservation League, the state Wildlife Federation, and a seafood company want the DHEC board to reconsider. They say the DHEC staff did not consider the opinions of those opposed to testing.

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