President Trump recently announced he was opening up nearly all United States coastal waters for offshore drilling – including the coast of North Carolina.
Governor Roy Cooper is now doing all he can to make the Tar Heel state exempt from any future oil rigs off our coast.
In a video posted to his Facebook page, Governor Cooper stated that, “if North Carolina is not exempted from the threats posed by offshore drilling, we will sue the federal government.”
Florida has already been exempted from President Trump’s offshore drilling plan because their coastal tourism is too important. But no exemption has been made for North Carolina.
The governor is now asking all residents to fill out this questionnaire, indicating if you’d like to see our state expected from offshore drilling.
What are your thoughts on offshore drilling around North Carolina?