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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Offshore Drilling

April 25, 2019

Columbia, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to indefinitely halt plans to expand offshore drilling operations:

"Today’s announcement is great news. South Carolinians can remain confident that we will continue our efforts to protect our pristine coastline and invaluable tourism industry from the destructive threats of seismic testing and offshore drilling."