What North Carolinians Are Saying

Governor Pat McCrory may think he is a voice of the people, but from what you are saying, he is missing the mark. North Carolinians are concerned about what will happen to their coast if offshore oil and gas drilling leases are allowed. Here’s what YOU are saying when it comes to drilling:

“I’m a North Carolina native who recently moved to Texas with the intentions on moving back. I’d love to be able to take my kids to the beaches here without having to worry about oil.” – Joanna, Mocksville

“Protecting our coast for our future generations is to important to drill now. Oil  is a way of the past.  Let’s spend our resources on new energy sources!” – Michael, Charlotte

“Drilling off the shore of NC is not a good idea.  At this time NC does not monitor ocean waters and there is only some research data and a little data from NOAA.  With all the amazing breakthroughs in solar and other sustainable energies, why do we need to disrupt our beautiful coastal area? Please don’t allow drilling!” – Dianne, Raleigh

“We cannot afford to have fossil fuel development off our coast in North Carolina.  The risks are too great affecting tourism and the environment.” – Chad, Fuquay-Varina

2 thoughts on “What North Carolinians Are Saying

  • July 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Anyone who thinks we should drill for oil off the NC coast should spend a week around the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. The coast of North Carolina is one of the few pristine areas left. It is sheer greed and madness to conceive of drilling off this coast.

  • November 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    The New York Times is sending questions to the Climate Change Conference in Paris. Send a question to the President why opening the eastern seaboard to oil and gas exploration is conducive to meeting climate change goals. Please ask the President to reconsider as part of his initiative to reduce carbon emissions while at the conference and upon his return. Thank you!


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