We won this fight. What happened?

 

President Trump issued an executive order on Friday, April 28, to direct the Department of the Interior to evaluate expanding offshore drilling leases into areas beyond the already-established 2017-2022 drilling plans. For us in North Carolina, this means that our coastline is back on the table for dangerous oil and gas extraction.

There is too much at stake to put our coastal ecosystems at risk. Don’t forget: our movement WON on March 15, 2016 when the Obama Administration released its final 5-year drilling lease plans with zero mention of the Mid-Atlantic.

North Carolina citizens are concerned about what opening our coast to offshore drilling means for them, their families, and their communities. Offshore drilling is not just an issue that will impact our state’s coastline. In fact, this type of energy exploration and the risks it pose could have enormous consequences on our state’s economy – whether negatively impacting tourism, fishing, or recreation.

Learn more about offshore drilling and what it means for our state. Go to our Take Action section to find ways to get involved with other concerned residents, business owners, and local elected officials.

 

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