Myrtle Beach postpones discussion on offshore drilling

Myrtle Beach City Council will wait two weeks before tackling a proposed resolution that opposes seismic testing and offshore drilling along South Carolina’s coast.

Councilman Mike Lowder suggested council postpone the discussion early Tuesday afternoon during council’s workshop saying there would not be enough time to debate the issue before the 2 p.m. council meeting. The workshop began at 9 a.m.

At the 2 p.m. meeting, Mayor John Rhodes said the city did not plan to take public comment on offshore drilling and instead suggested those for and against the issue have a separate meeting. Each side would be given 30 minutes to present their argument and City Council would then make a decision.”