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September 2018 Newsletter

September has turned out to be yet another active month for the Explore Offshore coalition. We have been engaging local stakeholders in coastal states to spread our message about a bright future with offshore energy access. Take a look!

New Video!

This month, the Explore Offshore coalition debuted a new video featuring our National Co-Chairmen Sen. Jim Webb and Sec. Jim Nicholson explaining why they support offshore exploration. Click here to check it out!

Recent Coalition Events

A summary of September coalition events includes:

  • Republican Party of Florida Quarterly Meeting, 9/28/18, Orlando, FL
  • Palmetto Agribusiness Council Monthly Meeting, 9/25/18, Columbia, SC

Explore Offshore in the News

National Review, “The Incredible Economic Opportunities of Offshore Energy Exploration,” by Explore Offshore National Co-Chair Sec. Jim Nicholson, 10/1/18.

The Virginian-Pilot, “U.S. Energy Boom Improves National Security,” by Explore Offshore National Co-Chair Sen. Jim Webb, 9/28/18.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Anti-drilling Letter Lacked Facts or Data,” by Explore Offshore VA Co-Chair Mike Watson, 9/27/2018.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, “The ‘Other Side’ of the Offshore Drilling Issue.” Letter by Garry Terry, 9/6/2018.

The Gainesville Sun, “Jeff Kottkamp: Offshore Drilling Has Become Significantly Safer,” by The Gulf Co-Chair Jeff Kottkamp, 8/28/18.

Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid- 1140 AM WRVA, Radio interview with National Co-Chair Sec. Jim Nicholson, 8/30/18.

The Afternoon Drive with Kevin Cohen – 100.7 The Point, Radio interview with SC Co-Chair Steven Gilchrist, 8/29/18.

Urban Scene – 96.3 WGCV, Radio interview with SC Co-Chair Steven Gilchrist, 8/23/18.

Explore Offshore Co-Chair Spotlight: Steven Gilchrist

Each month, our newsletter will highlight one of our state co-chairs to help you get to know them better. This month, we are highlighting South Carolina co-chair Stephen Gilchrist.

As Chairman of the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce, he has been a tireless advocate for minority-owned businesses across the Palmetto State. He is also the President and CEO of GSL Distributors and Logistics.

Through his involvement with Explore Offshore, Mr. Gilchrist has been a leader in engaging new stakeholders interested in offshore energy access, especially in coastal communities looking for new economic development and job growth opportunities. Learn more about why Gilchrist supports offshore energy exploration in one of his recent op-eds.

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A special thank you to the members of Explore Offshore for supporting this effort.

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