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McAuliffe will join coalition pushing for off-shore drilling
“(Interior Secretary) Jewell and senior Interior Department officials met with McAuliffe, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Monday. The Interior Department is expected to release a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement within days that would allow oil and gas companies to begin surveying the outer continental shelf for natural resources. Once the PEIS is issued, seismic surveys for oil and gas deposits could begin within a matter of months.
“We want to find out exactly what’s out there, but we also want to do it in an environmentally sound way,” McCrory said in an interview. He called the meeting “very positive.”
McCrory heads the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, a group of mostly Republican governors pushing to expand offshore oil drilling. McAuliffe told The Washington Post he would join the coalition — the first Democrat to do so — as he sped out of the meeting Monday.”
McCrory on Offshore Drilling
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Testing for Offshore Drilling Sets Off Debate
A few days before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released their Environmental Impact Statement on seismic airgun blasting, over one-hundred scientists sent a letter to President Obama and his administration urging him to “use the best available science” before permitting seismic airgun blasts in Atlantic waters, putting the lives of dolphins, whales and other animals at risk.
After the mayor of Kure Beach, North Carolina spoke out in favor of seismic airgun blasting for oil, hundreds of local citizens showed up at a town hall meeting to say that he doesn’t speak for them. These citizens don’t want blasting off their coasts, and they made their voices heard. We’re proud of our supporters and everyone who showed up to speak for the oceans that day—you made an impact that won’t soon be forgotten.