SC - Locally popular but long-shot candidate Steyer’s ‘climate justice’ resonates along S.C. coast

When Robert and Geraldine Greenawalt decided to retire somewhere warmer after cold winters in Clarion, Pa., they shopped properties in this popular vacation destination on the South Carolina coast.

Yet they were effectively relegated to west of a highway bypassing Myrtle Beach — the consequence of high insurance rates due to the risk of hurricanes and flooding for properties any closer to the ocean.

And after eight years in South Carolina, they have watched warily as some press for offshore oil drilling. Climate change “is one of our biggest concerns,” Mr. Greenawalt said.

“I remember what happened in the Gulf,” he said, referring to the 2010 BP oil spill that tarnished the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. “The ocean, it’s our livelihood.”

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