So this happened on March 15, 2016. President Obama announced that no offshore drilling lease sales would be considered for the Atlantic in the 2017-2022 plan! Thank you so much for being a voice to protect our precious coast! It’s clear that citizen advocacy made a huge impact on the Administration. We are incredibly grateful to all of the elected official, business owners, students, retirees, parents, activists, surfers, scientists, faith leaders, and community residents who came together in order to ensure the coastal quality of life was preserved for all.
Here are some highlights from state and national media on the decision:
Opponents Applaud Drilling Decision (Coastal Review Online)
Local leaders and citizens cheer no-drilling decision (Outer Banks Sentinel)
People’s voice helped reverse plan for drilling off Atlantic Coast (News & Observer)
Feds say no drilling off N.C. Coast (Outer Banks Sentinel)