SC governor and attorney general ‘in complete agreement’ against offshore drilling

COLUMBIA — With political pressure mounting, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke last week about their opposition to President Donald Trump’s effort to open up the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling.

It marked the first time that McMaster, the state’s top executive, and Wilson, its top attorney, are coordinating to fight the U.S. Department of the Interior’s plan to lease tracts of oil and gas off South Carolina’s coast.

Wilson’s office said Monday the two statewide elected Republican officials are “in complete agreement” about the threat that offshore oil and gas exploration poses to South Carolina and the state’s $21 billion tourism economy.

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