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Alliance: Lawsuit against drilling delaying progress

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — The belief that residents and officials have to choose between strong energy policy and protecting the environment is “a false choice,” according to Kevin Doyle, Florida regional director of the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA).
In December, Doyle and CEA Southeast regional director Tim Page asked Pickens County Council to approve a resolution in support of offshore drilling exploration.
Recently, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a motion in federal court aimed at blocking planned seismic testing and offshore drilling along the South Carolina coast. Wilson filed a motion to join a lawsuit against the federal government filed by 16 South Carolina cities and towns and the state

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