Client: Southern Environmental Law Center
Authors: Tyler Comings, Ricardo Lopez, PhD, Bryndis Woods, and Tanya Stasio
On behalf of Southern Environmental Law Center, Senior Researchers Tyler Comings and Ricardo Lopez, PhD, along with Researcher Bryndis Woods and Research Assistant Tanya Stasio, prepared a report on the impacts of proposed offshore oil and natural gas drilling in four southern states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The report reviews the April 2018 study released by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Comings and other AEC staff determined that the API’s report inflated potential benefits of offshore drilling and failed to consider key costs and risks.