• The Post and Courier

House Passes SC Rep. Joe Cunningham's Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling, Seismic Testing

A bill banning offshore drilling and seismic testing off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts passed the House of Representatives Wednesday - but mainly along party lines - as only a handful of Republicans signed on.

While the measure faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate, it was seen as a legislative success for its author, first-term Democratic US Rep. Joe Cunningham. {...}