Kevin Doyle, CEA’s Vice President for State Affairs, defines the need for South Carolina to be a part of offshore discussions.

To understand why, look no further than how much South Carolina families spend annually on energy-related expenses, including electricity, heating and gasoline: $3,763, according to federal data.Those are hard-to-pay bills for many. They’re even harder for the 15 percent of South Carolinians living in poverty and countless others on fixed or low incomes.

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