Press Release: Jaime Harrison: Offshore Drilling Could Upend S.C.’s Coastal Way of Life

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Harrison: Graham’s weakness leaving coastal economy at risk

Columbia, S.C. — Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is letting applications move forward to conduct seismic tests for oil off the South Carolina coast.
 
“An oil spill off of our shores would destroy countless jobs and upend our coastal way of life,” Harrison said. “Sen. Graham took almost $500,000 from oil and gas companies, and if he listened to South Carolinians instead of special interests, he would be knocking down doors to keep this harmful oil and gas exploration away from South Carolina. But clearly Sen. Graham has changed, and this is another example of South Carolina paying the price.”

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