Grand Strand Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., says he disagrees that any activity will happen off the Palmetto State because of falling oil prices.

“Even if [President Trump] hadn’t put a moratorium on it, I don’t think the drilling companies would be interested in it,” Rep. Rice said.

Rep. Rice says he supports the ban for South Carolina’s coast and while he’d like to see North Carolina’s coast included in the moratorium, he says he wouldn’t push for it.

“I’ll leave that in North Carolina’s people and delegation,” said Rep. Rice. “I’m certain it would have some effect on us if there was drilling and there was some kind of accident up there.”

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