Chamber plans to reassert opposition to offshore drilling

By on February 26, 2015

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(Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce says it will formally restate its opposition to offshore oil and gas exploration in response to a request for public comments on lease sales off the North Carolina Coast.

In the July 2014 resolution, the chamber said it was against “exploration and production of petroleum resources on the continental shelf or elsewhere off the coast of North Carolina.”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public input on the lease sales for 2015-2022. The deadline is March 30.

An additional meeting on the issue has been scheduled for March on the Outer Banks, but details are pending.

Chamber leaders want to know how members feel about offshore drilling and exploration. so that it can accurately represent. Send any comments to Karen Brown, president and CEO at kbrown@outerbankschamber.com before Monday, March 23.


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