The Post & Courier | Stephen Gilchrist | June 20, 2018
South Carolina, like every other state, depends on oil and natural gas to fuel our local economies and power our daily lives. We rely on accessible, affordable energy for everything from cooking dinner to driving to work to heating our homes.
As we plan for the future, we must realize the decisions we make about our energy resources today lay the foundation for what kind of state we will call home tomorrow.
I am pleased to be leading the effort “Explore Offshore SC” we announced earlier this month — a coalition of community organizations, associations, businesses and local leaders who support increased access to our U.S. offshore resources. Our focus is to secure reliable domestic energy and stronger national security for decades to come — made possible, in part, through responsible and safe offshore exploration and development.