Henry McMaster on Energy & Oil
Oppose offshore drilling & onshore infrastructure
Every municipality along our coast has voted to oppose drilling. With offshore drilling comes the construction of onshore infrastructure--refineries, gas storage tanks, maintenance and operating facilities, trucks and traffic.
We have no place to put it. It is incompatible with everything we have and do on our coast.
Oil spills, like hurricanes, can disrupt and damage a state's economy. We cannot stop hurricanes, but we can avoid oil spills. We cannot take a chance.
Source: 2018 State of the State speech to South Carolina legislature
, Jan 24, 2018
Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open
2010: Led the fight for Yucca Mountain: Fought to keep President Obama and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid from shutting down the
Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage Facility potentially returning $1.2 billion that was collected from South Carolina citizens to build the facility.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
, Jan 11, 2017
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